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Transparency and trust: Figure for ghost written articles was misquoted

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 02 December 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1345
  1. David T Healy (, professor of psychiatry
  1. Bangor LL57 2PW

    EDITOR—Editor's choice in the issue of 23 October on transparency and trust seems to perpetuate a misleading press citation of my testimony to a House of Commons Select Committee last month.1 The original statement, supported by the transcript, was that 50% of the articles dealing with therapeutics were ghost written, not 50% of all articles.2 …

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