pharmaceutical studies

Mainstream Medical Journalism Is an Illusion

Some of the greatest illusions are sitting out in the open. They are bypassed for two reasons. People refuse to believe they are illusions, despite the abundant evidence; and the professionals dedicated to upholding the illusions continue their work as if nothing at all has been exposed. Medical journalists in the mainstream rely completely on…

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Financial Ties to Big Pharma Companies Raise Risk of Research Bias, Study Finds

Financial ties between researchers and the pharmaceutical companies that make the drugs they are studying are independently associated with positive trial results, suggesting bias in the evidence base, a new study has found. For the study, which was published in the BMJ yesterday, researchers examined the results of 195 drug trials reported in 2013. Led by experts…

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