How can we attack the problem
• Strengthen penalties on those convicted of misconduct
• Review conflicts of interest guidelines
• Require signed agreements from all authors; ensure that
each one is sent that agreement and returns it
• Make more people aware of the issue (as the New
England Journal of Medicine has done)
• Find ways to increases information literacy of various
groups—e.g., locate and evaluate information before
using it.
• Do not assume the problem resides only with students
• Become familiar with the Office of Research Integrity
(Department of Health and Human Services),