Does conflict of interest disclosure worsen bias?

PLoS Med. 2012;9(4):e1001210. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001210. Epub 2012 Apr 24.


The PLoS Medicine Editors discuss financial conflicts of interest at the American Psychiatric Association, and raise concerns about new evidence from the social sciences that suggests conflict of interest disclosures worsen rather than ameliorate bias.

Publication types

  • Editorial

MeSH terms

  • Bias
  • Conflict of Interest* / economics
  • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
  • Disclosure*
  • Evidence-Based Medicine* / economics
  • Humans
  • Psychiatry
  • Societies, Medical