Since this blog has often noted revelations of psychiatry’s conflicts of interest involving Big Pharma, it is only fair that we also report when psychiatry makes efforts to cut out some of the pork. According to Medical News Today,
The American Psychiatric Association Board of Trustees voted this month to phase out industry-supported symposia along with industry-supplied meals at its annual meetings. With this move, the APA remains at the leading edge of a trend throughout medicine to increase transparency and reduce potential financial conflicts of interest.
Of course, some don’t see this move in such glowing terms. As Mind Hacks put the matter last week: “The American Psychiatric Association starts to remove the drug company teat from its mouth.”