In case some of you were interested, the National Institutes of Health will be issuing new research ethics rules because a number of drug firms were "ghost writing" studies and then having them atrributed to scientists funded by the NIH but also funded by drug companies.
This was announced by NIH director Francis Collins last monday and printed in the USA today on 24 Dec page 10B (international edition). He is quoted as "being shocked" by some of the conflicts of interest discovered.
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