Don't know if you're still sparring with Skolnick
over the TM page, but I thought you might at least
get a chuckle out of this.  Doesn't sound as though
JAMA plans to have one of its news editors write a
muckraking expose of these researchers, does it?

July 13, 2006
Medical Journal Says It Was Again Misled 

CHICAGO, July 12 — For the second time in two months, The Journal of 
the American Medical Association says it was misled by researchers 
who failed to reveal financial ties to drug companies.

The journal is tightening its policies for researchers as a result.

Dr. Catherine DeAngelis, the journal's editor in chief, 

said her main concern was the impact on readers, who she said needed 
to know about researchers' financial conflicts of interest to 
properly evaluate their studies.

The latest incident, disclosed in letters to the editor and a 
correction in Wednesday's journal, involves a study showing that 
pregnant women who stop taking antidepressants risk slipping back 
into depression.

Most of the 13 authors have financial ties to drug companies 
including antidepressant makers, but only two of them revealed their 
ties when the study was published in February.

Antidepressant use during pregnancy is controversial, and some 
studies have suggested that the drugs could pose risks to the fetus.

The authors of the study defended their research in a letter to the 
editor published Wednesday. The lead author, Dr. Lee Cohen of 
Massachusetts General Hospital, who is on the speaker's bureau for 
eight drug companies, disputed that such ties could influence 

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