Conflict of interest

May 25, 2012 · Leave a Comment

IC&E Keeps Trains Rolling Through Austin

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Despite its owner facing a massive strike in Canada that has put the brakes on freight traffic, the Iowa, Chicago & Eastern Railroad is still rolling through Austin and southeastern Minnesota…For many years, Mayo Clinic and the city of Rochester strongly opposed the proposed DM&E rail expansion, saying that the increased traffic would be harmful […]

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Tags: Canadian railroad, DM&E rail expansion, opposition, Post Bulletin


February 10, 2012 · Leave a Comment

U Regents will draw lines for debate over Sviggum’s dual roles

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The chair of the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents will announce Friday how the board will examine whether Regent Steve Sviggum’s new state Senate job creates a conflict of interest… Regents regularly recuse themselves. Regent and physician Patricia Simmons leaves the room when the board begins discussing the Mayo Clinic, her employer. Regent Richard […]

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Tags: AFL-CIO, Board of Regents, Central Corridor Partnership, Former Regent Steven Hunter, Regent Patricia Simmons, Regent Richard Beeson, Regent Steve Sviggum, University of Minnesota


January 19, 2012 · Leave a Comment

U, Mayo cultivate close ties to drug firms

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Physicians have fielded questions for years about whether financial relationships with drug companies tarnish the practice of medicine, but it turns out a growing share of the money isn’t going directly to doctors… The Mayo Clinic takes a tougher stand. Doctors at the clinic can serve as paid consultants to companies or they can conduct […]

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December 28, 2011 · Leave a Comment

Drug company money on rise for 2 Minn. clinics

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The University of Minnesota and the Mayo Clinic each collected more in drug company payments than any individual doctor in the state, prompting concerns about whether payments affect research, according to a newspaper report. The St. Paul Pioneer Press (http://bit.ly/v3gp6T ) looked at data from annual reports to the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy and found […]

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December 28, 2011 · Leave a Comment

University of Minnesota seeks closer ties to industry

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From the moment University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler took charge in September, he made establishing closer relationships with business and industry a priority… Kaler and Mayo CEO Dr. John Noseworthy signed a memorandum of understanding that extends a century-long collaboration between the two institutions. To expand its partnerships with industry, U of M officials […]

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March 23, 2010 · Leave a Comment

Mayo study: Strong link found between researchers’ views on diabetes drug and financial conflicts of interest

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Almost all — some 94 percent — of the researchers who published favorable medical journal studies and commentaries on the controversial diabetes drug rosiglitazone had financial ties with pharmaceutical companies that manufacture it or similar drugs, a Mayo Clinic study has found…   “One-fourth of the folks who were having an opinion on this debate […]

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Tags: Conflict of interest, Dr. Victor Montori


March 19, 2010 · Leave a Comment

Many Avandia defenders have drug co. ties: study

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A team at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, pored through more than 200 scientific studies and commentaries that offered positive opinions about the drug after a May 2007 study suggested Avandia significantly increased the risk of heart attacks…   “It was almost three to four times more likely that somebody who had a relationship […]

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Tags: Avandia, British Medical Journal, Dr. Victor Montori


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