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Research integrity and pharmaceutical industry sponsorship

Peter C Gøtzsche
Med J Aust 2005; 182 (11): 549-550.
Published online: 6 June 2005

Trial registration, transparency and less reliance on industry trials are essential

Over the past 20 years, politicians, hospital administrators and university deans have encouraged academic researchers to increase their participation in projects sponsored by the pharmaceutical industry, and the industry’s share of biomedical research has increased dramatically in that time (from 32% to 62% in the United States).1 Increasingly, the wisdom of this development has been challenged.

  • Peter C Gøtzsche

  • Nordic Cochrane Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark.

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