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COI - A Hot Topic In Healthcare

The relationship between medicine and industry is and has always been important. It is appropriate, in many cases, for industry to fund research and medical education, and to provide free or subsidized drugs for the indigent. It is essential, however, that such funding does not influence the outcomes of research, the techniques being taught, the specific treatments received by patients or the drugs being commonly prescribed. Such potential conflicts of interest must be managed.

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