Navigation Links
JAMA editor-in-chief comments on Pfizer lawsuit
Date:3/24/2008

In an editorial published early online today, JAMA Editor-in-Chief Catherine D. DeAngelis, M.D., M.P.H., and JAMA Editorial Counsel Joseph P. Thornton, J.D., write about a recent court ruling regarding litigation involving JAMA and the Archives of Internal Medicine (AIM) that significantly threatened the integrity of our peer review process.

Attorneys for the pharmaceutical company Pfizer, Inc. had issued subpoenas last year to obtain confidential information from the journals concerning studies published on the pain relief medications called COX-2 inhibitors (cyclooxygenase 2 inhibitors) celecoxib and valdecoxib.

the subpoenas sought all documents regarding the decision to accept or reject manuscripts, copies of rejected manuscripts, the identities of peer reviewers and the manuscripts they reviewed, and the comments by and among peer reviewers and editor regarding manuscripts, revisions, and publication decisions. For months, JAMA and AIM consistently argued that the sanctity of the confidential peer review process should not be violated.

In a ruling issued March 14, 2008, the Court agreed with JAMA and AIM that information kept confidential from Pfizer, the general public, and the medical community at large was irrelevant to the pending claims.

JAMA and our Archives journals have historically and deliberately kept unpublished manuscripts and peer review comments confidential. This promise to reviewers and authors allows the peer review process to work in an unrestrained environment.

The subpoenas attempted to invade the peer review process, and we are delighted that Magistrate Judge Keys said so when he ruled they could not be enforced against us.


'/>"/>

Contact: Jann Ingmire
312-464-2499
JAMA and Archives Journals
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Journal of Opioid Management Welcomes New Editor-in-Chief!
2. Vital Images Comments on CMS Decision to Allow Local Coverage for Cardiac CT Angiography
3. Cepheid Comments on Study Regarding MRSA Surveillance Reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association
4. MGT Comments on American Cancer Societys Decision to Endorse CT Colonography
5. URAC Invites Health Management Industry, Public for Comments on Changes to Its Core Accreditation Standards
6. American Legacy Foundation Comments on New York State Department of Health Petition to the FDA to Expand Consumer Access to Over the Counter Nicotine Medications
7. Boston Scientific Comments on New England Journal of Medicine Article
8. URAC Calls for Comments on Changes to Standards for Health Web Site, HIPAA Privacy and Security Accreditation Programs
9. American College of Surgeons Comments on JAMA Article on Surgeon Shortage
10. Pelosi Statement on Stark Comments
11. Wyeth Comments on PREVNAR and Trends in Pneumococcal Disease
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/17/2014)... -- Expectant parents should leave prenatal picture-taking to medical ... Use of ultrasound imaging and heartbeat monitors to get ... agency warns. "Although there is a lack ... and heartbeat monitors, prudent use of these devices by ... FDA biomedical engineer, said in an agency news release. ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, Dec. 16, ... America, and work commitment is a big reason why, new ... said Dr. Mathias Basner, an assistant professor of sleep and ... of Medicine. A time-use survey of nearly 125,000 Americans, ... main activity exchanged for sleep. Short sleepers -- those who ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... 15, 2014 South Florida’s leading urgent care ... can be a daze of hassle, hustle, and bustle that ... decking halls, to burns when making special meals and heartburn ... can happen at any time. To prevent this season of ... made a list of helpful and healthful holiday tips to ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... News) -- Expert pilots process visual information more efficiently ... better decisions during landings, a new study shows. ... pilots to master, and 36 percent of all airplane ... final approach and landing. Researchers monitored the brain ... pilots while they were at the controls of a ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... 15, 2014 At the leading, long-established ... AutismOne and Focus Autism will welcome ... research on the effects of toxins to children’s health, ... information. , Luminaries such as Dr. Lucija Tomljenovic ... with esteemed, credentialed colleagues of the United States to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:FDA Warns Against Fetal 'Keepsake' Videos 2Health News:Work Steals Valuable Sleep Time, Study Finds 2Health News:Work Steals Valuable Sleep Time, Study Finds 3Health News:MD Now Urgent Care Presents Healthy Holiday Tips 2Health News:MD Now Urgent Care Presents Healthy Holiday Tips 3Health News:Study Shows Why Expert Pilots Are Experts 2Health News:AutismOne and Focus Autism Collaborate on Scientific Conference; International Group of Researchers to Present in Chicago, May 2015 2Health News:AutismOne and Focus Autism Collaborate on Scientific Conference; International Group of Researchers to Present in Chicago, May 2015 3
... ... voice and visual mobile advertising network, today announced that it closed a $10 million ... ... visual mobile advertising network, today announced that it closed a $10 million Series B financing. ...
... common, but cases of eyelid cancer also up, study finds ... appendages, such as sweat glands, mammary glands, hair and nails, ... new study. , Because these cutaneous appendageal carcinomas are still ... new study, a team at the U.S. National Cancer Institute ...
... babies seem more likely to develop allergies, asthma, ... Babies who are born vaginally pick up different bacteria ... affecting how their immune systems develop, a new study ... into why babies born through cesarean sections appear to ...
... BPA, but study can,t confirm cause-and-effect, experts say , ... more troubling news about the ubiquitous plastics chemical bisphenol ... levels of the chemical in their bloodstream, a study ... syndrome (PCOS) develop multiple "cysts" -- immature follicles ...
... Jane Dyer, PhD, MS, CNM, FNP, MBA, associate professor ... Health Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of Utah ... American College of Nurse Midwives as one of the ... honor by three longtime colleagues and was selected by ...
... bisphenol A, or BPA, in the womb and early life ... new study conducted in animals. The results are being presented ... Diego. "We are seeing changes in the testis function ... than what the Food and Drug Administration and Environmental Protection ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Apptera Raises $10M to Grow Its Voice And Visual Mobile Ad Network 2Health News:Apptera Raises $10M to Grow Its Voice And Visual Mobile Ad Network 3Health News:Skin Appendage Tumors Seem on the Rise in U.S. 2Health News:Delivery Method May Determine the Bacteria Babies Acquire 2Health News:Delivery Method May Determine the Bacteria Babies Acquire 3Health News:Plastics Chemical BPA Tied to Ovarian Cysts 2Health News:Plastics Chemical BPA Tied to Ovarian Cysts 3Health News:Director of top 10 nurse midwifery program inducted into the American College of Nurse Midwives 2Health News:Early-life exposure to BPA may affect testis function in adulthood 2
(Date:12/17/2014)... Dec. 17, 2014  Northstar Global Business Services, ... Company (DTC) has made their final decision and ... the Company,s stock effective December 15, 2014, and ... for depository and book entry transfer services. All deposit ... now once again fully "DTC Eligible", and has ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... BUENA, N.J. , Dec. 17, 2014  IGI ... announced today the closing of its offering of $125 ... due 2019 (the "Notes").  The Notes were offered and ... 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended ... at a fixed rate of 3.75% per year, payable ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... 2014 Research and Markets ( ... "MEMS Gyroscopes Analog Devices ADIS16136 Precision Angular ... their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ... applications made a lot of progress in the ... are now accepted in high-reliability environments, and are ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Northstar announces that the DTC chill on MDIN has been officially lifted 2Northstar announces that the DTC chill on MDIN has been officially lifted 3IGI Laboratories Announces Closing of $125 Million of 3.75% Convertible Senior Notes Due 2019 2IGI Laboratories Announces Closing of $125 Million of 3.75% Convertible Senior Notes Due 2019 3IGI Laboratories Announces Closing of $125 Million of 3.75% Convertible Senior Notes Due 2019 4MEMS Gyroscopes Analog Devices ADIS16136 Precision Angular Rate Sensor Reverse Costing Analysis 2
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
Medicine Products: