Disclaimer / Conflict of Interests

About the author

Jorge H. Ramírez

Disclaimer

Links used in this web page (i.e., chaoticpharmacology.com) do not suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement between sites —unless stated beforehand by an agreement made between both parties.

The opinions and views expressed at or through this website do not reflect necessarily any individual or collective academic agreements at my institutional affiliation (i.e., Universidad del Valle) as well as the Academic Journal which I currently represent as one of the associate editors (i.e., Colombia Médica).  Views and opinions expressed in chaoticpharmacology.com are my own (biased*) opinions.

* “The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.”  –Richard P. Feynman

Conflict of Interests (COI)

My conflicts of interests are mostly non-financial.(1,2)

I do not have at the present moment of time any financial conflict of interests with private industries of the health care sector (e.g., pharmaceutical and medical device companies); neither with any health insurers, public or private , from Colombia or anywhere else; nor with with any non-governmental organization.

I do have a financial conflict of interest with my current employer:University of Valle, higher education, public funded, with several academic centers in the Department of Valle (southwestern region of Colombia), with two academic campus in their capital, the city of Cali which is also the third largest city in the country. The university also operates in academic centers located in other urban and rural regions of the department. Because I graduated three times from the University of Valle (2002: MD, 2007: M.Sc, 2012: Ph.D), this conflict is more academical than financial, involving medical ethics, higher education, corruption in medicine,

This site deals with information involving pharmacological and medicine; basic and clinical pharmacology, pharmacovigilance, social medicine, higher education, and other topics (peer-review, whistleblowing, suppression of dissent, political abuse of psychiatry, and criminal activities of pharmaceutical companies, among other diverse topics (e.g., art, addictions, evidence-based medicine, journalism, chaos theory, etc).

  • I endorse the principles of open data and transparency in research.

  • I openly support campaigns such as AllTrials.net and The BMJ Open Data Campaign.

  • I endorse the principles of Retraction Watch.(3)

  • I think that libel laws are not welcome in science.(4)

Academic mobbing and libel claims aimed to silence academic debate is not tolerated at all. Furthermore, I promise that you will get a lot more of those ideas that you are desperately trying to suppress.

References

1. http://www.bmj.com/content/347/bmj.f4386/rr/763130

2. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25138329#cm25138329_5938

3. http://www.bmj.com/content/348/bmj.g1888/rr/763197

4. http://www.senseaboutscience.org/pages/history-behind-keep-libel-laws-out-of-science-.html





Related information

– Two manifestos: 1) Bad Science Manifesto – 2) Holstee Manifesto

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