How to Sniff out Bias in CME Programs
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 3, Number 3, March 2005
Daniel Carlat, MD
Dr. Carlat has disclosed that he has no significant relationships with or financial interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
So, you want to be a bias-buster? Gird yourself, because it’s not an easy task. In order to establish the presence of commercial bias, you have to demonstrate two things: first, that the activity is funded by industry; and second, that the content of the program is unreasonably slanted toward the sponsor’s product.