Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Drug Company Research Biased?

A study was conducted comparing research paid for by drug and device companies with studies by independent authors. Not surprisingly the “sponsorship of drug and device studies by the manufacturing company leads to more favorable results and conclusions than sponsorship by other sources.”

Researchers noted that “our analyses suggest the existence of an industry bias that cannot be explained by standard ‘Risk of bias’ assessments.” Something to think about when reading reports on how effective a drug is for your ailment.

Read the Full Study