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Financial ties common between US medical schools and drug companies

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 18 October 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:793
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. New York

    Most US medical schools and large teaching hospitals have financial ties to drug companies, according to a survey published this week (JAMA 2007;298:1779-86).

    Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and the Association of American Medical Colleges surveyed all 125 US medical schools and 15 large teaching hospitals, which often do more research than many medical schools. They asked the heads of the medicine and psychiatry departments about ties to drug companies because these departments are often large and likely to …

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