Can You Rely on the Drugs That Your Doctor Prescribes?

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From¬†The Conversation: “One of the authors of this article (Joel Lexchin) was part of a study that looked at¬†FCOI [financial conflicts of interest] in Canadian medical guidelines. We examined 28 guidelines that recommended drug treatment for a wide variety of diseases.

In more than 25 per cent of these documents, over half of the authors disclosed FCOI with manufacturers of drugs that they recommended.

The¬†guideline for the treatment of patients with major depressive disorder¬†from the American Psychiatric Association was studied by Lisa Cosgrove, the second author of this article. Financial ties to industry were disclosed by all members of this guideline development committee.”

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