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The Haunting of Medical Journals: How Ghostwriting Sold “HRT”

  • Adriane J. Fugh-Berman mail

    ajf29@georgetown.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, D.C., United States of America

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  • Published: September 07, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000335
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

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Highly speculative

Posted by AdamJacobs on 01 Oct 2010 at 09:48 GMT

Industry-funded marketing messages may infest articles in every medical journal.
http://plosmedicine.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pmed.1000335#article1.body1.sec8.p3

Is there any evidence for this? This appears simply to be highly speculative extrapolation from a few high-profile but probably unrepresentative cases.

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