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A ProPublica analysis of drug company disclosures in Minnesota found multiple examples in which firms reported either inaccurate or inappropriate payment information to the state. In some cases, according to the December analysis, companies understated the extent of fees cited on their own websites.

The Alliance for CME launched a Lifelong Learning series on XM Satellite Radio in which CME thought leaders discuss issues related to methodology, effectiveness and funding, among other topics. The programs will air over six weeks on channel 160 and are hosted by Prova Education's Lawrence Sherman.

Accredited med ed provider Med-IQ said 361 clinicians have completed its PI CME and that more than 11,440 participants have enrolled. The firm has successfully launched and implemented more than 10 AMA-standardized, certified PI CME activities since 2008 in a wide range of therapeutic and clinical areas, it said.

The ACCME named Dr. Richard Reiling and Sandra Norris 2011 chair and vice chair, respectively, of its board of directors. Two other new board members were elected, as well. Names of the officials were announced in a December statement by ACCME.

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