No more free lunches: Relationship between industry and research does not bear scrutiny

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7410.342-a (Published 07 August 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:342
  1. Rachel Myr, midwife (rmyr@online.no)
  1. S⊘rlandet Sykehus Kristiansand, Norway

    EDITOR—Medical equipment is also presented with studies whose impartiality is open to question.1 At worst, the research is blatant hype.

    The relationship between industry and research is not often scrutinised. In my discipline of midwifery, electronic fetal monitoring has the dubious honour of having been widely implemented without clear evidence of efficacy or safety. In the decades since …

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