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JAMA's editor stresses authors' need to disclose financial ties

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 17 August 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:370
  1. Janice Tanne
  1. New York

    The editor of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, has said that the journal would continue its efforts, begun in 1985, to make readers aware of the financial ties of authors.

    In an editorial published online ahead of print on 8 August, JAMA's editor, Catherine DeAngelis, states, “Peer-reviewed medical journals must always place the interests of patients above all else” (, doi:10.1001/jama.296.8.jed60051).

    “I think it's very important now. At least in the United States, the vast majority of clinical research is paid for by drug companies. There's nothing wrong with that. Somebody's got to pay for research,” Dr DeAngelis told the BMJ …

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