Sometimes members ask why APA has any relationship with the major pharmaceutical companies. The answer for us, as for AAN and other medical groups, is that the industry provides APA with funding for key projects that are of value to our members, as well as unrestricted support for other activities. Scores of residents, for example, are chosen each year to attend APA meetings and to participate in component activities as part of fellowship programs funded by the pharmaceutical industry. Although the companies provide financial support, the recipients are chosen by APA committees entirely independent of any industry input. Similarly, member newsletters such as the ones APA produces on managed care and on research are published with industry support, but without control of content.