Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Tag: academic medicine

Medical Ghostwriting: When an “Author” Is Not Necessarily an “Author”

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Ghostwriting, which is prominent in the psychiatry literature, is a scam in which pharmaceutical companies use an academic sleight of hand to stump the naĂŻve reader. It is time for editors of the major medical journals to use the same standards of authorship found in the humanities and social sciences.

“Bad Science and Such Big Portions–Drug-Company Funded CMEs Fall Out of...

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For the USC Center for Health Journalism, Martha Rosenberg points out the absurdity of allowing industry funded doctors to teach classes to practitioners about psychiatric drugs. "What if the written road test drivers take were sponsored by BP or Shell and had marketing messages interspersed?"