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.