NAAMECC backs conduct code

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A new code ties disparate federal and state regulation, policy and other criteria into one document relevant to developing commercially supported CME.

A team of volunteers sifted through OIG, FDA, ACCME, PhRMA and other laws and standards, creating what they call “a broad view of best practices.”  The North American Association of Medical Education and Communication Companies (NAAMECC) endorsed the code, and it was distributed for other groups to consider at the recent AMA Task Force meeting. The 13-page Code of Conduct for Commercially Supported CME highlights relevant guidelines and standards in areas like conflicts of interest.

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