May 202011

Drug and device companies finance up to 60% of all CME in the U.S. Tabas et al surveyed 1,347 CME participants, 770 of whom responded. 88% felt that industry involvement biased their educational program...but only 42% said they'd be willing to pay higher CME fees to help reduce commercial influence. Participants almost universally (85-88%) underestimated the real costs of food and other costs of CME activities (lunch in Atlanta: $49 per person; coffee in NYC, $8.50 per person).Arch Intern Med 2011;171(9):840-846.

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