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TWIW 39: British Medical Journal takes on big pharma
09, Dec, 2019
This Week In Wellness An international team of researchers, clinicians, regulators, and citizen advocates from the British Medical Journal (BMJ) are launching a campaign to separate medicine from Big Pharma.
Citing a 2009 Institute of Medicine report, that identified widespread financial conflicts of interest across medical research, education, and practice, the BMJ team say that “endemic financial entanglement with industry is distorting the production and use of healthcare evidence, causing harm to individuals and waste for health systems”. They cite industry sponsored education events and industry sponsored drug trials as major concerns and state that those trials cannot be trusted, in an editorial published on Wednesday.
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