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Big Pharma Funding Biases Drug Trials in Favour of a Sponsor’s Product: Review

Lucy Cormack, Sydney Morning Herald, 21 February 2017Red pills scattered on the table.Drug and device trial studies that are sponsored by the pharmaceutical industry are more likely to reveal statistical results and conclusions that favour a sponsor’s product, a new Cochrane Library review has found.

From the design of a study, to the framing of questions and selective reporting of favourable results, the review outlined some of the most common ways industry sponsors can influence the outcome of a study.

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