medical ethics

Thought Leader Select Completes Multi-specialty Key Opinion Leader Assessment in Aging

Company News Thought Leader Select announces the delivery of a multi-specialty key opinion leader assessment in aging. The firm, based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, was retained by a top 10 global pharmaceutical company to assess the skills and experiences of physicians specializing in the treatment of the following diseases and conditions that primarily affect …

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Clinical Trial Ethics

Industry Insights from Paul Meade, M. Sc, MPH According to an article published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, Dr Joseph Ross claimed a study conducted by Parke-Davis, before it was acquired by Pfizer, using gabapentin (Neurontin), as the drug under investigation, appeared to be a “seeding” trial. And while the author states that seeding …

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Capitation and Thought Leaders

Industry Insights from Paul Meade, M. Sc, MPH Academic institutions across the United States are placing physicians affiliated with those institutions under an “industry capitation.” What this essentially means is that there are limits to what such physicians can accept from biopharmaceutical companies for services rendered to those companies. In other words, a physician working …

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Throwing the Baby Out with the Bath Water: ACCME Bans Industry Scientists from CME

Industry Insights from Paul Meade, M. Sc, MPH A recent decision by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to not allow scientists employed by pharmaceutical, diagnostics, and devices companies to give educational presentations to physicians at medical meetings has “stirred up a bee’s nest.” In other words, if you graduated from an accredited university, …

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Fast Facts from Thought Leader Select–Payer KOLs

Key opinion leaders (KOLs) are health care leaders who make a high-impact footprint while advancing medical science. Thought Leader Select specializes in delivering objective, validated data on the skills and experiences of KOLs, so that pharmaceutical companies can seek their appropriate advice and guidance in the development of new medicines. Thought Leader Select measures many …

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