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NY Times Breaks Story on Pharmaceutical Ghostwriting

Posted in Ghostwriting

And the only reason these documents were revealed is because of a product liability lawsuit.

Newly unveiled court documents show that ghostwriters paid by a pharmaceutical company played a major role in producing 26 scientific papers backing the use of hormone replacement therapy in women, suggesting that the level of hidden industry influence on medical literature is broader than previously known.

Source: Ghostwriters Paid by Wyeth Aided Its Drugs – NYTimes.com