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Research Article

Too Few, Too Weak: Conflict of Interest Policies at Canadian Medical Schools

  • Adrienne Shnier,

    Affiliation: Health Policy and Equity, School of Health Policy and Management, York University, Toronto, Canada

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  • Joel Lexchin mail,

    jlexchin@yorku.ca

    Affiliations: School of Health Policy and Management, York University, Toronto, Canada, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

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  • Barbara Mintzes,

    Affiliation: School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

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  • Annemarie Jutel,

    Affiliation: Graduate School of Nursing Midwifery and Health, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

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  • Kelly Holloway

    Affiliation: Department of Sociology, York University, Toronto, Canada

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  • Published: July 04, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0068633

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Media Coverage of This Article

Posted by PLoS_ONE_Group on 05 Jul 2013 at 19:57 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: Toronto Star
Title: “Big Pharma meets weak resistance at Canadian medical schools: study”
http://www.thestar.com/ne...

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RE: Media Coverage of This Article

jocalynclark replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 05 Jul 2013 at 20:50 GMT

Also in Maclean's:

Doctors, conflict of interest and evidence med schools are ignoring the problem
http://www2.macleans.ca/2...

and Global News:

Canadian medical school students may be influenced by Big Pharma, study warns
http://globalnews.ca/news...

Competing interests declared: Senior Editor at PLOS Medicine, Canadian

Media Coverage of This Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to jocalynclark on 22 Jul 2013 at 22:30 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: The Varsity
Title: “The Varsity U of T criticized for links between pharmaceutical companies and medical schools”
http://thevarsity.ca/2013...

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RE: Media Coverage of This Article

AdrienneShnier replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 08 Jul 2013 at 21:49 GMT

Publication: Radio Canada International
Title: "Study says medical schools should be wary of big pharma"
http://www.rcinet.ca/en/2...

Competing interests declared: Adrienne Shnier is an author of this study.

Media Coverage of This Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to AdrienneShnier on 29 Jul 2013 at 20:55 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: Global News
Title: “Canadian medical school students may be influenced by Big Pharma, study warns | Globalnews.ca”
http://globalnews.ca/news...

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Media Coverage of This Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 05 Aug 2013 at 23:06 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: Global News
Title: “Canadian medical school students may be influenced by Big Pharma, study warns | Globalnews.ca”
http://globalnews.ca/news...

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RE: Media Coverage of This Article

AdrienneShnier replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 13 Aug 2013 at 17:38 GMT

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Pharmalot:
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Healthy Debate:
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Pharmaceutical Policy Research Collaboration (PPRC):
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Health News Review:
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Patients' Association of Canada:
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York University:
http://news.yorku.ca/2013...

Competing interests declared: Adrienne Shnier is an author of this study.

RE: RE: Media Coverage of This Article

AdrienneShnier replied to AdrienneShnier on 10 Sep 2013 at 15:03 GMT

Epoch Times:
http://epoch-archive.com/...

Canadian Women's Health Network magazine:
http://www.cwhn.ca/en/net...

Toronto Sun:
http://www.torontosun.com...

Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand news:
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98.5fm Montreal interview:
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CHRY 105.5fm News Now interview (#2):
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Winnipeg Free Press
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National Post:
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Competing interests declared: Adrienne Shnier is an author of this study.

Media Coverage of This Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to AdrienneShnier on 24 Sep 2013 at 16:17 GMT


The following articles represent some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: Macleans
Title: “Students demand boundaries between drug firms and medical schools - Canada, Editor's Picks, News & Politics - Macleans.ca”
http://www2.macleans.ca/2...

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Media Coverage of This Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 30 Sep 2013 at 17:15 GMT

The following articles represent some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: Macleans
Title: “Students demand boundaries between drug firms and medical schools - Canada, Editor's Picks, News & Politics”
http://www2.macleans.ca/2...

Publication: Macleans On Campus
Title: “Future doctors demand boundaries with Big Pharma - Maclean's On Campus”
http://oncampus.macleans....

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RE: Media Coverage of This Article

AdrienneShnier replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 07 Feb 2014 at 17:27 GMT

Publication: CBC.ca, CBC News Sudbury
Title: Politique sur les conflits d'intérêts à l'École de médecine du Nord de l'Ontario
http://m.radio-canada.ca/...

Title: Medical school conflict of interest policy needs tweaking: critic
http://www.cbc.ca/news/ca...

Audio Title: NOSM policy on doctors and drug companies
http://www.cbc.ca/player/...

Publication: Academica Group
Title: NOSM develops new COI policy for pharma gifts
http://academica.ca/top-t...

Competing interests declared: Adrienne Shnier is an author of this study.