Education & Research

Anesthesia Research & Development — Hartford Division

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Hartford Division — Systematic Review Studies

Financial Conflicts of Interest in Randomized Controlled Trials of Liposomal Bupivacaine: A Systematic Review Without Meta-Analysis

PI: Kevin Finkel, MD

This study is about evaluating the impact of conflicting financial relationships between clinical study investigators and the manufacturer of Liposomal bupivacaine LB (Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; parent company, Pacira Biosciences, Inc.) on the reporting of positive clinical outcomes. The aim of this systematic review is to evaluate the prevalence and nature of financial conflicts of interest (FCOIs) between clinical study investigators and the manufacturer of LB. We also evaluated the relationship between FCOIs and the reporting of positive clinical outcome data favoring LB. Phase 1 of this study was completed, we will soon be starting on phase 2 where we will be evaluating the impact of conflicting financial relationships regarding other considerably expensive pain medications.

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Mailing Address
Department of Anesthesia Research and Development / Department of Anesthesiology
Hartford Hospital, 80 Seymour Street, JB321, Hartford, CT 06102

Office Hours
Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Kevin J. Finkel, MD, FASA
Director of Research, Hartford Division
Anesthesia Research & Development Department, Hartford Division
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Aseel Walker, MD
Senior Project Management Specialist
Anesthesia Research & Development Department, Hartford Division
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Med students, residents, fellows, and others are encouraged to contact:

Kevin J. Finkel, MD, FASA

Kevin J. Finkel, MD, FASA
Director of Clinical Research,
Hartford Division

Tel: (860) 972-2117
Fax: (860) 545-1784
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Aseel Walker, MD
Senior Project Management Specialist
Hartford Hospital
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