A database that would document the financial ties between researchers who are funded by the The National Institutes of Health and medical companies is in jeopardy, according to the Project on Government Oversight (POGO).
Under the proposed requirement, NIH-funded researchers at medical schools and universities would have to publicly disclose their financial ties to medical companies. In March, POGO sent a letter to Dr. Francis Collins, the Director of the NIH, urging him to implement this idea, which he had shown support for.
But POGO is concerned that the White House’s Office of Management
and Budget may weaken or block the rule. The organization has sent a letter to the OMB director in support of the rule.