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BOSTON -- Following more than a year of review, Harvard Medical School will implement minor revisions that clarify and strengthen its conflict of interest policy. Harvard Medical School's policy is generally considered to provide strong safeguards about conflicts of interest in the relationships between faculty and the for-profit industry.
The initial review was conducted by two committees, one looking at clinical research headed by Barbara McNeil, professor of health care policy, and one looking at basic research headed by Christopher Walsh, professor of biological chemistry and molecular pharmacology. They reported their recommendations to …