Drug Company Reports Should Be Read With Caution, Warn Doctors

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Drug Reviews

A study published on bmj.com today has found that reviews of drugs which are supported by the pharmaceutical industry are less transparent, and are more likely to reach favourable conclusion on drugs, than independent reviews.

According to the authors, bias in drug trials is common and often favours the trial-sponsor's product. To balance this effect, independent reviews