Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, November 5, 2008

(OMNS, November 5, 2008) If you have often suspected that drug studies are rigged by the pharmaceutical manufacturer, you are right. “Drug studies skewed toward study sponsors,” reported The Washington Post. (1) “Industry-funded research often favors patent-holders, study finds.” Specifically, the American Journal of Psychiatry study authors said, “In 90% of the studies, the reported overall outcome was in favor of the sponsor’s drug. . . On the basis of these contrasting findings in head-to-head trials, it appears that whichever company sponsors the trial produces the better antipsychotic drug.” (2)

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