Study: Drug Research Often Suppressed
A British Medical Journal study examined pharmaceutical research.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Drug Research Routinely Suppressed, Study Author Finds
Drug research, even from clinical trials sponsored by the federal government, routinely is suppressed, harming patients and increasing health care costs, according to new data highlighting an ethical controversy that continues to plague the field of medicine (Fauber, 1/3).
In other news, ProPublica continues to follow drug company payments to physicians -
ProPublica: Drug Companies Reduce Payments To Doctors As Scrutiny Mounts
Some of the nation's top medical schools cracked down on professors who give paid promotional talks for drugmakers last year, and the firms themselves cut back on such spending in the wake of mounting scrutiny. ... And by last fall, there were indications that pharmaceutical companies were also reducing the money they spent on doctor speakers (Weber and Ornstein, 1/3).