corporate sponsorship influence scientific research and publication

How much does corporate sponsorship influence scientific research and publication? It's BIG business...and sometimes the lines between business and science get very blurry.

The New England Journal of Medicine recently published a series of articles revealing business practices that squelch the free flow of scientific information.

The Wall Street Journal just published their exposé about Synthroid...The manufacturer funded a university study to compare the bioavailability of four levothyroxine products. The results were extensively peer-reviewed...and accepted for publication by JAMA. The article was already at the printer...and WAS PULLED at the last minute.

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