Lisa Hartling, PhD; Amanda S. Newton, RN, PhD; Serdar Dursun, MD, PhD
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Hartling L., Newton A., Dursun S.; Antipsychotics in Adults With Schizophrenia: Does Sponsorship of Research Articles Affect the Findings?. Ann Intern Med. 2013;158:362. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-158-5-201303050-00015
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2013;158(5_Part_1):362.
A strong body of evidence supports Dr. Finucane's observation that sponsorship of research articles has been shown to affect reported results. In particular, evidence shows that industry-sponsored studies may give results that support the industry's product (1). An important task for systematic reviewers is to explore variables that may affect the validity of the reported results, including the source of funding.
In our systematic review, we found that 70% of the included studies were industry-funded. We also noted that funding source was not disclosed for 19% of studies. We discussed that the choice of medication comparisons, dosages, and outcomes may be driven by the funder's interests and priorities (2).
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