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Cleveland Clinic discloses doctors' industry ties

New York Times, December 3, 2008

The Cleveland Clinic plans to announce it has begun publicly reporting the business relationships that any of its 1,800 staff doctors and scientists have with drug and device makers. The clinic is making a complete disclosure of doctors' and researchers' financial ties available on its Web site, www.clevelandclinic.org. It appears to be the first such step by a major medical center to disclose the industry relationships of individual doctors.