Financial Relationships between Medical Communication Companies and Industry, JAMA, a Letter from Murray Kopelow, MD, ACCME President and Chief Executive

April 23, 2014
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Tamar Hosansky

Letter from Murray Kopelow, MD, in JAMA, Addresses CME's Independence

Financial Relationships between Medical Communication Companies and Industrya letter from Murray Kopelow, MD, ACCME President and Chief Executive, published in JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association, April 23/30 2014, describes the rules safeguarding accredited CME from industry influence. Responding to the article, “Medical Communication Companies and Industry Grants,” Dr. Kopelow explains that organizations involved in industry marketing are prohibited from controlling the content of accredited CME. He states that the claim made in the article “that accredited medical education companies are performing marketing services for industry maligns an entire segment of accredited CME providers.” (The full text of the letter is available free to subscribers; nonsubscribers can purchase online access.)