The March 3, 2009, Wall Street Journal includes an interesting article on medical school students wanting disclosures from physicians regarding payments from and ties to pharma companies. Thus, the article identifies a wrinkle on the general topic of sponsored research and other ties to “industry.” The article provides some interesting views on differing sides of the topic, and describes actions underway at Harvard and other schools to address the concerns.

For a January 22, 2009 update on the general topic in the New England Journal of Medicine, click here.