AAOS responds to DOJ-required disclosures

By Mary Ann Porucznik

Academy calls for appropriate disclosure, educational context

On Oct. 31, 2007, to comply with settlement agreements reached with the US Attorney of New Jersey (Department of Justice or DOJ), five major orthopaedic hip and knee implant manufacturers disclosed the names and certain financial information about the physicians with whom they have consulting or other relationships. The disclosures include the name, city and state of residence, and amounts paid to physicians and other entities that have financial relationships with the implant manufacturers in 2007.

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