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…..