In case you missed it, from Friday's Globe unsigned editorial:
Last summer, Governor Patrick signed a health cost control bill that included strict new limits on financial ties between drug companies and doctors. Unfortunately, the state Department of Public Health has come up with proposed regulations that omit the requirement that drug companies publicly disclose certain consulting fees and research grants given to doctors. The Public Health Council, which will vote on the regulations after two public hearings in January, should take a backbone pill and stipulate that the public has a right to this information, too.
My emphasis. Sounds like if this decision was made out of an attempt to avoid conflict … it failed.