The editors of PLoS Medicine examine the question of whether financial conflict of interest disclosures increase or decrease the problem of bias. Although “disclosure is generally considered preferable to nondisclosure,” they say, some research indicates that disclosure may in fact worsen the problems related to bias through altered perceptions and credulity.
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