The Summit on Physician-Industry Collaboration II

As the Summit continues into its first substantive session, on the opportunities and challenges involved in physician-industry collaboration, certain points continue to ring particularly strongly:

·         Innovation is critical to improved patient care, and collaboration between physicians and industry is vital in developing innovation.

·         It is important that working agreements between physicians and industry be fully transparent.

·         There needs to be improved communication with the public to convey the importance of collaboration to improved healthcare.  This is essential to achieving public trust.

·         Research must include independently verifiable objective data.

More as the Summit continues…..