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More on JAMA's policy on industry sponsored studies

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 23 February 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:489

This article has a correction. Please see:

  1. Kenneth J Rothman, vice president, epidemiology research,
  2. Stephen Evans, professor of pharmacoepidemiology (
  1. RTI Health Solutions, RTI International, 200 Park Offices Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
  2. Medical Statistics Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1 7HT

    EDITOR—Fontanarosa and DeAngelis refer to “numerous errors and misconceptions” in our editorial,1 but they mention only two, one of which was attributable to editing by the BMJ.2 3 The other was our presumption that under JAMA's new policy, authors from industry must hire an academic statistician before submitting a paper. Fontanarosa and DeAngelis claim that the JAMA policy actually allows submissions from industry without an academic statistician. JAMA, however, will simply refuse to accept them until the authors …

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