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Academics who spoke out on swine flu risks were more likely to have industry links, study finds

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 12 November 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6758
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Academics who promoted the use of antiviral drugs in the media during the 2009-10 H1N1 flu pandemic were eight times as likely to have links with the drug industry as quoted academics who didn’t comment on their use, an analysis of media reporting has found.1

The United Kingdom spent an estimated £1bn on drugs, including neuraminidase inhibitors and H1N1 …

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