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Joe Palca Reports On A Recent Case

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Joe Palca Reports On A Recent Case

Joe Palca Reports On A Recent Case

Joe Palca Reports On A Recent Case

Only Available in Archive Formats.

in which the publication of medical research sponsored by a drug company was delayed in the commercial interest of the manufacturer. Potentially money-saving findings about thyroid drugs were suppressed for seven years. This incident has brought to light a common problem: the interests of drug companies which control research may not be the same as those of the public or of science.