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Informative Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest
Well, what would have happened if Peter had not caught the wolf? What then?
Requiring and strengthening disclosures of potential conflicts of interest are all very well; but often, if not commonly, this exercise is of little use to the target audience. If the connection between the disclosed entity and the content of an article (or a lecture) are not 'caught', bias cannot possibly be detected.
Drazen JM, Van Der Weyden MB, Sahni P, Rosenberg J, Marusic A, Laine C, et al. Uniform Format for Disclosure of Competing Interests in ICMJE Journals. Ann Intern Med. ;152:125–126. doi: 10.7326/0000605-200901190-00160
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