Monday, March 22, 2010

Interesting: Why Med Journal Banned Tobacco-Funded Studies

Some medical journals are banning studies funded by tobacco companies. Here's an interesting Q&A with Ginny Barbour, the chief editor of PLoS Medicine, on why her journal doesn't accept the studies. "There is a huge problem with all corporate funding of clinical trials: it's like asking the coach of the football team to referee the game," Barbour says.
Also linked in the story is this very interesting PLoS study on the influence one tobacco company was able to wield on major European Union policies, based on hundreds of internal company documents.

TAGS: health

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