More MS news articles for Nov 2001

Medical journals take a stand against the pharmaceutical industry

25 November 2001

Thirteen leading medical journals have published a joint article accusing the pharmaceutical industry of jeopardising clinical research, by putting financial interests first. The evidence suggests that:

To prevent this unethical practice, many journals are adopting the following measures: The pharmaceutical industry has responded positively, generally supporting the policies set out by the journals. The main message from these findings is that: Journals who participated in this joint editorial included The Lancet, NEJM, BMJ, and JAMA.