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W. Douglas Weaver, MD, MACC

The current healthcare environment and significant advances in mobile and internet technology are changing the way physicians practice medicine. It is no longer about whether physicians are online, but rather how they are online.

Much has been made about conflicts of interests in the medical communitys relationships with industry. This includes relationships with physicians as well as those with medical schools and professional organizations. Some reports, in fact, suggest egregious findings that make all of us concerned. Transparency about our relationships with industry is critical to a fair and balanced review of available science.