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Guest authorship and ghostwriting in publications related to rofecoxib: a case study of industry documents from rofecoxib litigation.
CONTEXT Authorship in biomedical publication provides recognition and establishes accountability and responsibility. Recent litigation related to rofecoxib provided a unique opportunity to examineExpand
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Exposing the "myth" of ABC, "anything but chrysotile": a critique of the Canadian asbestos mining industry and McGill University chrysotile studies.
BACKGROUND Beginning in the 1930s, the Canadian asbestos industry created and advanced the idea that chrysotile asbestos is safer than asbestos of other fiber types. METHODS We critically evaluateExpand
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Mortality of workers exposed to toluene diisocyanate in the polyurethane foam industry.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate cancer mortality among United States workers exposed to toluene diisocyanate (TDI) in the manufacture of polyurethane foam. METHODS: This cohort mortality study included 4611Expand
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Strengthening primary care: addressing the disparity between vertical and horizontal investment.
Recently we have seen an unprecedented increase of financial support to improve health care in developing countries estimated at 26% between 1997 and 2002, from $6.4 billion to $8.1 billion.1 WhileExpand
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American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM): A Professional Association in Service to Industry
Abstract The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) is a professional association that represents the interests of its companyemployed physician members. Fifty years agoExpand
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What have we learnt from Vioxx?
In October UK patients who had cardiovascular events while taking rofecoxib lost the right to fight Merck in the US for compensation. But researchers and journals can still benefit from this case ifExpand
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Abuse of Epidemiology: Automobile Manufacturers Manufacture a Defense to Asbestos Liability
Abstract Much of the “debate” about the relationship between asbestos exposure from automobile brake work and asbestos-induced cancer has been fueled by studIes that have been funded by corporationsExpand
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Maximizing Profit and Endangering Health: Corporate Strategies to Avoid Litigation and Regulation
Abstract Corporations and industries use various tactics to obscure the fact that their products are dangerous or deadly. Their aim is to secure the least restrictive possible regulatory environmentExpand
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Corporate Corruption of Science—The Case of Chromium(VI)
  • D. Egilman
  • Medicine
  • International journal of occupational and…
  • 1 April 2006
Abstract Corporate infiltration of a panel convened to set standards for chromium (VI) in California, buttressed by the engineered production of dubious “scientific” literature advancing industry'sExpand
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The ADVANTAGE Seeding Trial: A Review of Internal Documents
Context People have long suspected that drug companies use seeding trials to promote a new drug by getting physicians to use it as they follow the protocol of a clinical trial. Strong documentaryExpand
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