Tuesday, May 4, 2010

CMSS Code for Interactions with Industry

The Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS) represents 32 medical professional societies. This roughly translates to a membership of over 650,000 U.S. physicians.

Last month, the CMSS released the CMSS Code of Interaction with Industry. This voluntary code calls for independent and transparent interactions between medical specialty organizations and industry.

Here's a snippet from the April 21 press release:
“CMSS is committed to encouraging and supporting a culture of integrity, voluntary self-regulation and transparency,” said Dr. James Scully, CMSS President and CEO of the American Psychiatric Association.  “This code provides a clear benchmark for maintaining integrity and independence.”

Click here (PDF) to view the CMSS Code of Interaction with Industry.

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