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Seventy of 156 NIH grantee institutions responding to an OIG investigation have written policies addressing financial interests, and 69 have policies on institutional conflicts. Because NIH lacks insight into the number of financial conflicts of interest among these institutions, the OIG recommended that NIH issue regulations addressing same.

Pri-Med partnered with the American Society for Nutrition on a series of CME sessions designed to help raise PCPs' knowledge and understanding of nutrition-related topics. The series is due to launch at pmiCME Updates Day this month at Pri-Med Conference & Exhibition.

Haymarket Medical Education hired Kenny Cox as VP of educational development, responsible for securing pharma grants. Cox has held a number of executive positions at Primary Care Network.

A February article in Archives of Internal Medicine suggested that ACCME SCS are a “floor not a ceiling” and that more CME providers should stop accepting industry support, or limit it to a small percentage of income, stop using faculty who are also paid speakers or offering courses supported by a single grantor, and use pooled grants.
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