Medical group threatens to sue journal

A professional medical association has threatened to sue a scientific journal over an linkurl:article;http://www.ijoeh.com/pfds/IJOEH_1304_LaDou02.pdf accusing the group of pandering to industry. The article was published in the most recent issue of the __International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health__ (__IJOEH__), and it claims that members of the linkurl:American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine;http://www.acoem.org/ (ACOEM) have "deeply embedded" conflicts

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Nov 19, 2007
A professional medical association has threatened to sue a scientific journal over an linkurl:article;http://www.ijoeh.com/pfds/IJOEH_1304_LaDou02.pdf accusing the group of pandering to industry. The article was published in the most recent issue of the __International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health__ (__IJOEH__), and it claims that members of the linkurl:American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine;http://www.acoem.org/ (ACOEM) have "deeply embedded" conflicts of interest. The article, by the __IJOEH__'s editor and members of the journal's editorial board, also says that the ACOEM, "provides a legitimizing professional association for company doctors, and continues to provide a vehicle to advance the agendas of their corporate sponsors." The 23-page article claims that ACOEM members employed by the petrochemical industry blocked the association from taking a stand against global warming and calls the society's journal, the __Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine__ (__JOEM__), "decidedly pro-industry in its editorial policy and publications." The ACOEM fired back at the...

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