Society debates seal of approval

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The American Academy of Dermatology's “Seal of Recognition” program was the subject of debate at its annual meeting last month. Supporters have said the program enhances the organization's skin cancer education efforts. Trade groups and some dermatologists, however, have argued the program presents a conflict of interest, as products displaying the seal aren't independently vetted. “This scandal is further evidence of the incestuous and unethical relationships between the dermatological community and the skin care industry,” said Sarah Longwell, communications director, Indoor Tanning Association, in a statement. 

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