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Bias More Likely in Medical Journals That Accept Reprint Fees: Study

There is a longstanding fear in the scientific community that pharmaceutical companies could sway the research published in medical journals by paying them for advertising, but a new study reveals that advertising might not be the problem. “All the available literature suggests that ad revenue should be the real concern,…

New! UFOLIO Training Course

In coordination with Brandon Telg from the Human Resources Training and Organizational Development team, the COI Program has developed a new UFOLIO training course. The course is designed to give an overview of what UFOLIO is, why it is being used, and what it means for employees. It also provides…

Disclosures for Non-UFOLIO Employees

Post updated September 2021 Currently, UFOLIO has been rolled out for four populations: 1) faculty, adjuncts, and postdoctoral associates holding a 0.26 FTE or higher appointment, 2) Managerial staff in Job Structure Categories 10, 11, 12, and 13 (full list of applicable job codes/titles can be found here), 3)…

Financial conflicts of interest are often not disclosed in spinal surgery journals

Many studies published by major spinal surgery journals do not include full disclosure of researchers’ financial conflicts of interest (COIs), reports a study in Spine. “[A] large number of physician-industry interactions…are underreported by authors publishing within the surgical spine literature,” according to the study by Jeremy D. Shaw, MD, and colleagues…

Novartis pays $678M to resolve suit over sham doctor outings

Novartis Pharmaceutical Corp. will pay $678 million to the U.S. government and various states to settle a lawsuit over a sham speaker program that distributed cash, expensive dinners and other treats to induce doctors to prescribe its products, federal authorities announced Wednesday. The settlement of the lawsuit…

UFOLIO Login Issues

Updated 9-2-21If you’re receiving an error message when attempting to log in to UFOLIO: UFOLIO is currently available only to four populations: 1) Faculty, adjuncts, and postdoctoral associates holding a 0.26 FTE or higher appointment, 2) Staff whose positions are classified as “Job Structure Category” 10, 11, 12, or…