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CME in the Cross Hairs

The United States Senate Committee on Finance issued a big wake-up call to the continuing medical education community on April 25 when it released a report saying that some purportedly independent educational programs are, in reality, veiled advertising vehicles for the pharmaceutical industry. The most severe language is in the press release that accompanied the report, which stated that the Accreditation Council for CME's oversight is insufficient to guarantee that programs are independent

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