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Patients See Benefits and Risks to Direct-to-Consumer Genetics Tests

Patients see potential benefits from direct-to-consumer genetic testing, but are also concerned about how test results will be used, and generally are unwilling to pay more than $10 or $20 for them.

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Journals and Pharma Collaborate on New Recommendations to Close Credibility Gap in Industry-Sponsored Research

The Medical Publishing Insights and Practices (MPIP) initiative and its co-sponsors recently collaborated with journal editors to characterize the persistent and perceived credibility gap in reporting industry-sponsored research and to identify potential approaches to resolve it. This unique round table, hosted by MPIP, reached consensus on Ten Recommendations for Closing the Credibility Gap in Reporting Industry-Sponsored Clinical Research as reported in the May issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

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New FSMB Policy Addresses Appropriate Use of Social Media by Physicians

Guidelines adopted by Federation of State Medical Boards address growing use of social media and networking sites by physicians in medical practice.

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Better Ethics Education Needed in Community-based Health Research

More health researchers are collaborating with community groups. But ethicists write that programs that educate researchers and community groups about research ethics "fail to meet the needs of all groups."







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