Authors of several American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) clinical practice guidelines have received sizable payments from industry that were often not completely disclosed, according to authors of a cross-sectional, descriptive study published in JAMA Dermatology.

Moreover, the proportion of authors receiving payments appeared to exceed the allowed threshold stated in AAD guideline administrative regulations, according to the authors of the study, which focused on three guidelines developed between 2013 and 2016: acne, atopic dermatitis, and office-based surgery.2-4

The analysis included 49 physician authors, of whom 40 received any industry payments. Financial payments to those authors averaged $157,177 over the 3-year period, with 24% receiving more than $100,000, according to the published results.