Collaboration with industry facilitates useful research that wouldn’t happen otherwiseBMJ 2011; 343 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d5612 (Published 06 September 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d5612
- P J Whorwell, professor of medicine and gastroenterology1
- 1University of Manchester, Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester M23 9LT, UK
I have worked in functional gastroenterology for over 30 years and could not have published over 300 papers, articles, and chapters without the support of the pharmaceutical industry.1 To obtain a grant towards research in my field was impossible until very recently, the only alternative being to collaborate with industry and use any money left over to fund more …
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