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Drug company boards often include academic medical center officials, says US study

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g2575 (Published 04 April 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2575
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

Four in 10 of the world’s leading drug companies have at least one board member who also serves in a leadership position at an academic medical center, a new study has found.1

In the study researchers looked at the membership of the board of directors of the 50 largest drug companies on the basis of global prescription drug sales. The researchers considered medical center …

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