Prevalence of ghostwriting spurs calls for transparency

Collier, Roger
October 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/13/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 8, pE161
Academic Journal
The article discusses on the prevalence of ghostwriting in the medical journal. According to the British psychiatrist Dr. David Healy about 50 percent to 100 percent of articles on drugs that appeared in journals are ghostwritten. The transparency advocates say that ghostwriting provides substantial benefits to three parties including drug companies, researchers and medical journals.


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