ACCME Responds to Senate Concerns

On August 3, the Accreditation Council for CME sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance to address the committee’s concerns about CME. In a report issued in April and a subsequent letter to the ACCME, the SFC expressed reservations about the ACCME's oversight of continuing medical activities, suggesting that it was insufficient to guarantee that programs are independent of drug company influence.

The ACCME's letter outlined a five-step action plan for analyzing and improv

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