jueves, 29 de noviembre de 2012

"Conflicted influences": The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) / Tu quoque fili mi? *

The New England Journal of Medicine is commonly regarded as one of the most esteemed journals in medicine and influences the practice of medicine around the world. But about two-thirds of its articles on new drugs are sponsored by pharmaceutical companies and most of those are co-written by their employees. The journal’s editors have put in place numerous safeguards to prevent bias. In some recent high-profile cases, some of those articles have either overstated the benefits or underestimated the risks of a sponsor’s drugs.  (Ver)

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