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HHS issues updated final rule on research, conflicts of interest
Modern Healthcare

HHS issued an updated final rule (PDF) aimed at “providing a framework for identifying, managing and ultimately avoiding” financial conflicts of interest among scientists conducting government-funded research. “The medical research conducted and funded by the federal government has long been the gold standard of scientific investigation,” HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in a news release. “Our financial conflict-of-interest rules must keep up with the times if we are to maintain our leadership role in the global scientific community.”