I've heard that the AACMA have made an accusation against the character of Edzard Ernst. Specifically that he has “undeclared links to the pharmaceutical industry”. If you are wanting to do more than poison the well you should probably declare these publically.
As it stands the Alt-Med industry has a less than stellar track record when it comes to honesty in their claims and conduct and this is going to impact that record. It could go either way though. If you have irrefutable evidence of these financial links, publish them.