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Med journals adopt disclosure rules

Editors at leading medical journals have linkurl:agreed;http://www.icmje.org/format.pdf to adopt a new standard conflict of interest disclosure form that probes deep into the financial and nonfinancial interests of published authors. __The Lancet__, __The Journal of the American Medical Association__, __The New England Journal of Medicine__, and __The British Medical Journal__, among other medical journals, will be phasing in the more rigorous requirements over the next couple of months, accordi

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Editors at leading medical journals have linkurl:agreed;http://www.icmje.org/format.pdf to adopt a new standard conflict of interest disclosure form that probes deep into the financial and nonfinancial interests of published authors. __The Lancet__, __The Journal of the American Medical Association__, __The New England Journal of Medicine__, and __The British Medical Journal__, among other medical journals, will be phasing in the more rigorous requirements over the next couple of months, according to linkurl:__The Wall Street Journal__.;http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125547553843083589.html?mod=dist_smartbrief The disclosure linkurl:form,;http://www.icmje.org/coi_disclosure.pdf which was drafted by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), prompts authors for information regarding financial relationships -- such as board membership, consultancy, expert testimony, honoraria and stock options -- and potentially conflicting financial relationships among spouses and children under age 18. Authors are asked to submit financial disclosures for arrangements stretching back up to three years prior to the submission of a manuscript. The form also asks for information regarding "relevant...

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