TITLE

Medical journals and pharmaceutical companies: uneasy bedfellows

AUTHOR(S)
Smith, Richard
PUB. DATE
May 2003
SOURCE
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);5/31/2003, Vol. 326 Issue 7400, p1202
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the funding of medical journals by pharmaceutical companies, and questions whether this funding is corrupting the journals. Dependence of free newspapers for physicians and medical journals on income from pharmaceutical advertising; Opinion that drug advertising is often misleading; View that editorial coverage is more valuable to drug companies than advertising, and that scientific studies can be manipulated to give favorable results to companies; Income of many medical journals from supplements and reprints paid for by drug companies.
ACCESSION #
9973302

 

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