Conflict of Interest continues to be a significant challenge in the medical profession, and has really become a huge issue/problem especially in the nutrition space. I’ve decided to create a separate page on this site to declare mine (or lack thereof).
This post is about that update plus several examples below from well known organizations that I’ve come across.
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Conflict of Interest statement
I do not have any financial interest or ties to, and have not received any honoraria, meals, or other consideration from, food, pharmaceutical, diagnostics, or device manufacturers.
I welcome a search on my name in any of the relevant databases, as well as the names of any other physicians who are advancing any points of view. A good place to start is Open Payments Data – CMS | CMS Open Payments Data
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Consulting/Organizational affiliations outside of my employment
- No consulting activity at this time
- Member, WELL Community Concept Advisory – see Joining the IWBI Global Network of Concept Advisories | International WELL Building Institute – WELL Community Concept advisory
Examples of conflict I’ve seen recently
- Editorial about conflict of interest, with numerous conflicts on the part of the author
“Healthful” seal (from the American Heart Association) on foods known to negatively impact heart health. In this case sugar sweetened cereals and pure fruit juice are promoted.
Consensus report by major health-related organizations (American Diabetes Association, and European Association for the Study of Diabetes). Conflicts are instead labeled “duality of interest,” implying that there may not be a conflict. I and others would disagree with this labeling.