International Committee of Medical Journal Editors
. Sponsorship, Authorship, and Accountability. Ann Intern Med. 2002;136:252. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-136-3-200202050-00017
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2002;136(3):252.
Mr. Holmer (for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America) presents one pole in the debate over studies funded by industry and performed by academics. Academic investigators and industrial sponsors both contribute to the accrual of new medical knowledge. An appropriate balance is struck when a novel treatment can be tested in an environment in which all data are freely available to all investigators. When a report is prepared for publication, the primary goal must be the fair, honest, accurate, and complete dissemination of the accrued information. The system is best served when there is no attempt to present the study results in a more favorable light by selectively reporting the data.
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