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CME Funding Growth Rate Plummets

CME providers brought in $1.2 billion in commercial support in 2007, a less than 1% increase over 2006, according to the Accreditation Council for CME's Annual Report Data 2007

There's bad news for CME providers who rely on pharmaceutical industry grants in the Accreditation Council for CME's Annual Report Data 2007. Providers reported bringing in $1.2 billion in commercial support, a less than 1 percent increase over 2006 — the lowest growth rate by far since the ACCME began recording its data in 1998. In 2006, for example, commercial support jumped 8 percent; in 2004 it rose 4 percent. This news is not unexpected, as experts have been predicting a

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