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    The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is committed to promoting integrity and objectivity in medical research. The Policy for Financial Conflict of Interest for Research sets forth standards to ensure the absence of bias by identifying financial relationships that could influence, or appear to influence, an investigator’s ability to carry out his or her responsibilities in the best interests of the AAFP. The policy includes the following elements:

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