MECCs at the Crossroads

You've probably heard that the Accreditation Council for CME has proposed a revised definition of commercial interest. The new definition states: “A commercial interest is any proprietary entity producing, marketing, re-selling, distributing or otherwise participating in or profiting from the distribution, promotion, or sale of healthcare goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.” This can be construed as a direct threat to private sector providers — medical education and

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