Over the last five years, Emergency Medicine Literature of Note has grown from quite inauspicious origins to something more – with a readership greater than just my mom.
Of course, as is constant in nature, all things must end.
Today will be the final post of EMLitOfNote in its current form. While my academic and other non-profit affiliations have either encouraged or tolerated the blog, my newest endeavor means my public-record skeptical combativeness must cease.
In partnership with Genentech, Covidien, and the American Stroke Association, I will be joining a new project – the SMart StrOKE IniTiative (SMOKE-IT). Rather than focusing on the flaws and conflict-of-interest in the new stroke literature, I’ve been asked to consult on pre-publication messaging to prevent such naysayers as myself from nitpicking the inconsequential details.
Even though EMLitOfNote provides commentary on all disciplines of work, the legal team associated with this new partnership feels this site is best discontinued. While it seems, frankly, unfair, this new project provides me with generous enough compensation that I am somehow able to cope.
You can read the press release here: http://bit.ly/1acPEXp