That's what Dr. Daniel Carlat calls industry-sponsored continuing medical education (CME) in his blog today. He advises:
Senator Herb Kohl (D-Wis) has just issued this press release announcing a hearing entitled "Medical Research and Education: Higher Learning or Higher Earning?" It will take place Wednesday, July 29, at 2 p.m., at 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington DC. You can view it live on the web by going to the Special Committee on Aging's website (http://aging.senate.gov/).