Since I posted a note earlier this week about Larry Husten’s fine journalism on Cardiobrief.org regarding the SHAPE (Society for Heart Attack Prevention and Eradication) cardiovascular screening guidelines, I’m now posting a link to his followup story. Excerpt:
“Earlier this week we reported that SHAPE was preparing to update its controversial guidelines. It now appears that the guidelines are only the public facade of a larger program designed to encourage the growth of, and take a larger share of, the business of cardiovascular screening. Although conflict-of-interest concerns have previously swirled around SHAPE, new evidence suggests that the non-profit organization has aligned itself with a commercial venture, and presumably stands to benefit from the success of these projects.”
If you’re interested (as I think you will and should be), please go the link above to read Larry’s full story.