Medical Papers by Ghostwriters Pushed Therapy

Natash Singer, New York Times, Aug 05, 2009
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Another black eye for traditional academic journals. "Ghostwriters paid by a pharmaceutical company played a major role in producing 26 scientific papers backing the use of hormone replacement therapy in women, suggesting that the level of hidden industry influence on medical literature is broader than previously known." My own reaction is that this sort of thing is to be expected in a centralized and secretive article selection process. Via Inside Higher Ed.
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