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An analysis of industry-funded clinical trials has found that drug companies are often heavily involved in research — but are not always transparent about it.

Kristine Rasmussen, a medical researcher at the Nordic Cochrane Centre in Copenhagen, and colleagues searched 7 high-impact medical journals, picking out the 200 most recent phase III and phase IV trials of drugs, vaccines and medical devices1.

The team found that both academics and their industry partners contributed to the design and reporting of most of those trials.

…continue reading ‘Ghost Authorship Haunts Industry-Funded Clinical Trials’

Image: By The National Archives UK – Ghostly sighting?, No restrictions, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=37941211

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