Evaluating solutions to sponsorship bias.

  title={Evaluating solutions to sponsorship bias.},
  author={Mathieu Doucet and Sergio Sismondo},
  journal={Journal of medical ethics},
  volume={34 8},
More than 40 primary studies, and three recent systematic reviews and meta-analyses, have shown a clear association between pharmaceutical industry funding of clinical trials and pro-industry results. Industry sponsorship biases published scientific research in favour of the sponsors, a result of the strong interest commercial sponsors have in obtaining favourable results. Three proposed remedies to this problem are widely agreed upon among those concerned with the level of sponsorship bias… CONTINUE READING