Conflicts of interest

  • Emilio La Rosa Rodríguez UNESCO


This article reviews the concept of conflicts of interest with industry and the way these conflicts affect health care professionals work. Conflicts of interest of collective type in research, publications, writing good medical practice guidelines and with an increasing evidence, the relations of patients associations with industry are examined.

Author Biography

Médico. Miembro del Comité Internacional de Bioética de la UNESCO, Francia

Keywords conflicts of interest, ethics, pharmaceutics industry, physician, patient