A coincidence? I think not…
Oct. 18, 2007 (Investor’s Business Daily delivered by Newstex) —
Drug firms closely tied to schools
The majority of department chairs at U.S. medical schools have financial ties with the drug industry, according to a Harvard Univ. study. Health Day News said researchers found that 60% of department chairs said they are paid by drug makers as either consultants or officers. More than two-thirds of department chairs contended that such close relationships with medical companies had no effect on their professional activities. Another study found third-year medical students get, on average, one gift or attend one activity sponsored by a drug maker each week.