Is Drug Company Money Tainting Medical Education?
3/6/2009 7:15:28 AM
Time -- It's not often that a place like Harvard Medical School gets an F — particularly when rivals Stanford, Columbia and the University of Pennsylvania are pulling A's and B's. That's what happened recently, however, when the members of the increasingly influential — and increasingly noisy — American Medical Student Association (AMSA) decided to grade 150 med schools on just how much money and gifts they're collecting from drug companies. The more goodies the schools are vacuuming up from industry, the worse their grade.