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Tighter Ethics Rules Announced at NIH

By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID
Associated Press Writer

February 1, 2005, 4:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON -- The National Institutes of Health banned its scientists from working as consultants for pharmaceutical, biotechnology and similar businesses, a step officials hope will end controversy over paid consulting arrangements by some of its doctors.

"Nothing is more important for NIH than preserving the public's trust," NIH Director Dr. Elias A. Zerhouni said Tuesday.

Full Article: http://www.newsday.com/news/health/sns-ap-nih-ethics,0,6416863.story?coll=ny-top-headlines

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