My view is that we all have conflicts of interest.
Science however cannot ignore financial conflicts of interest.
The above was a recent statement by the Scottish Government in response to my petition for a Sunshine Act.
This statement by the Scottish Government reminded me of why so many of my healthcare colleagues would choose not to express any concern about lack of transparency
My experience in asking, as fairly and politely as I can, about the governance of: “Good Medical Practice” (General Medical Council); NHS Scotland (HDL62) and Royal College of Psychiatrists (CR148) has met with calls of being “unprofessional”.
It was disappointing how many colleagues used the term “unprofessional” when asked about governance of the declarations of financial conflicts of interest.