Many dermatology guideline authors get industry payments

October 19, 2017

(HealthDay)—Many authors of dermatology clinical practice guidelines receive industry payments, and these payments are often not accurately disclosed, according to a study published online Oct. 18 in JAMA Dermatology.

Jake X. Checketts, from Oklahoma State University in Tulsa, and colleagues retrieved three American Academy of Dermatology guidelines published from 2013 to 2016. The Open Payments database was used to identify financial payments received by 49 guideline authors.

The researchers found that 40 of the 49 authors received at least one reported industry ; 31, 25, and 18 accepted more than $1,000, more than $10,000, and more than $50,000, respectively. Per , financial payments amounted to a mean of $157,177. Among the 49 authors, the total reimbursement was $7,701,681 from 2013 to 2015. Twenty-two of the 40 authors who received payments did not accurately disclose industry relationships. The authors received payments from companies with products directly related to the guideline topics. There were violations to the administrative regulations.

"Dermatology clinical practice guideline authors received sizable industry payments and did not completely disclose these payments," the authors write. "The American Academy of Dermatology policies may benefit from stricter enforcement or the adoption of new standards."

Explore further: Median Medicare payment $171K per dermatologist in 2013

More information: Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)
Editorial (subscription or payment may be required)

Related Stories

Median Medicare payment $171K per dermatologist in 2013

November 19, 2016
(HealthDay)—The median Medicare payment was $171,397 per dermatologist in 2013, according to a research letter published online Nov. 16 in JAMA Dermatology.

Research details industry payments to dermatologists

October 5, 2016
Connections between industry and clinicians exist and a new study published online by JAMA Dermatology used publicly available data to analyze the nature and extent of industry payments to dermatologists.

Types and distribution of payments from industry to physicians

May 2, 2017
In 2015, nearly half of physicians were reported to have received a total of $2.4 billion in industry-related payments, primarily involving general payments (including consulting fees and food and beverage), with a higher ...

Ob-gyns received considerable payment from industry in 2014

January 20, 2016
(HealthDay)—In 2014, obstetrician-gynecologists (ob-gyns) received substantial payments from industry, according to a study published in the February issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

More than 40% of pediatricians received industry payment in 2014

May 9, 2016
(HealthDay)—In 2014 there were 244,915 industry payments to general pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists, totaling more than $32 million, according to a study published online May 6 in Pediatrics.

Study finds links between physicians setting cancer care guidelines and drug industry

August 25, 2016
Nearly nine out of 10 physicians and researchers who helped develop a leading set of cancer care guidelines in the United States reported financial ties to the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, a University of ...

Recommended for you

Little difference between gun owners, non-gun owners on key gun policies

May 17, 2018
A new national public opinion survey from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds widespread agreement among gun owners and non-gun owners in their support for policies that restrict or regulate firearms.

Giving employees 'decoy' sanitizer options could improve hand hygiene

May 17, 2018
Introducing a less convenient option for hand sanitizing may actually boost workers' use of hand sanitizer and increase sanitary conditions in the workplace, according to findings in Psychological Science, a journal of the ...

Research shows that sexual activity and emotional closeness are unrelated to the rate of cognitive decline

May 16, 2018
Older people who enjoy a sexually active and emotionally close relationship with their partner tend to perform better at memory tests than sexually inactive older adults on a short-term basis, but this is not the case over ...

New study reveals how electronic health records can benefit clinical trials

May 16, 2018
The study entitled "Long term extension of a randomised controlled trial of probiotics using electronic health records" led by researchers in the Swansea University Medical School and the College of Human and Health Sciences, ...

Latest research strengthens case that early exposure to pollution affects long-term health

May 16, 2018
Research led by the University of Southampton has shown increasing evidence that exposure to air pollution in early life has detrimental long-term health consequences.

Researchers find a connection between left-handedness and low birth weight

May 15, 2018
A team of researchers from Finland, the Netherlands and Japan has found a connection between left-handedness and low baby birth weight. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the group ...

0 comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.