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NIH Broadens Conflict of Interest Inquiry

1:44 PM MDT | April 18, 2007 | Kara Sissell

The National Institutes of Health (NIH; Bethesda, MD) says it will investigate all toxicology program contracts to examine potential ties to industry. The action follows the dismissal of a firm, contracted to conduct a bisphenol A (BPA) review, which was criticized for having worked with chemical companies in the past on BPA studies, says OMB Watch (Washington), a regulatory advocacy group (CW, March 7, p. 14). NIH says it will convene an advisory panel by mid summer to review potential conflicts. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has criticized the...

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