Pharmaceutical industry sponsorship and research outcome and quality: systematic review.

  title={Pharmaceutical industry sponsorship and research outcome and quality: systematic review.},
  author={Joel Lexchin and Lisa A. Bero and Benjamin Djulbegovic and Ot{\'a}vio Clark},
  volume={326 7400},
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether funding of drug studies by the pharmaceutical industry is associated with outcomes that are favourable to the funder and whether the methods of trials funded by pharmaceutical companies differ from the methods in trials with other sources of support. METHODS Medline (January 1966 to December 2002) and Embase (January 1980 to December 2002) searches were supplemented with material identified in the references and in the authors' personal files. Data were… CONTINUE READING
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