Guiding principles: Where are we headed?
Legal Affairs Correspondent, National Public Radio, Washington, DC
Darrell G. Kirch, MD
President and CEO, Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, DC
Paul A. LaViolette, MBA
Chief Operating Officer, Boston Scientific Corporation, Natick, MA; Member, Board of Directors, and Chairman, Special Committee on Codes of Ethics, AdvaMed
Norka Ruiz Bravo, PhD
Deputy Director for Extramural Research, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Mr. LaViolette reported that he has no financial interests or relationships that pose a potential conflict of interest with this article apart from his employment with Boston Scientific Corp., from which he receives a salary and in which he holds ownership interest.
All other participants reported that they have no financial interests, relationships, or affiliations that pose a potential conflict of interest with this article.