A review of the Danish National Drug Directory: who provides the data for the register?

@article{Ventegodt2010ARO,
  title={A review of the Danish National Drug Directory: who provides the data for the register?},
  author={S\oren Ventegodt and Joav Merrick},
  journal={International journal of adolescent medicine and health},
  year={2010},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={197-212}
}
We have analyzed the Danish national drug directory (Medicine.dk) and found that it provides the information from industrial drug trials instead of the more objective and reliable information on the drugs provided by meta-analyses made by researchers independent of the pharmaceutical industry, like the Cochrane collaboration. The consequence of this is a strong bias, as a large fraction of the drugs are presented more positive and less harmful than they actually are. Whole classes of drugs that… CONTINUE READING