"The Effect of Conflict of Interest on Biomedical Research and Clinical Practice Guidelines: Can We Trust the Evidence in Evidence-Based Medicine?"
Journal of the American Board of Family Practice (with Barbara Starfield, Distinguished Professor, Johns Ho
"In this highly commercialized environment, how do we sustain the ideals that brought us to family medicine? We now know enough about the limitations of â€œevidenceâ€ to be much more cautious about what passes for it. Perhaps the family medicine journals, individually or in concert, could start sections of their journals for the specific purpose of critically reviewing the results of published trials. Finally, we family physicians have a professional responsibility to be less naive about the inherent divergence of our patientsâ€™ and the drug companiesâ€™ best interests. Our patients must come first."