Industry is deeply involved in funding US researchBMJ 2003; 326 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7382.179/a (Published 25 January 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:179
- Janice Hopkins Tanne
- New York
Industry supported 62% of biomedical research in the United States in 2000, almost double the proportion in 1980, while government support declined. About a quarter of academic investigators have affiliations to industry that could influence research and publication, says a review article in JAMA (2003;289:454-65).
The authors, from Yale University School of Medicine, reviewed 37 studies with original data on financial relationships among industry, investigators, and academic institutions. Partnerships between industry and academia have …