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PubMed is urged to include competing interest information in abstracts

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: (Published 07 April 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2018
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. Seattle

Five United States senators and a group of scientists and physicians have called on the US National Library of Medicine to require journals to include information about authors’ competing interests in the abstracts of articles submitted to PubMed, the library’s online database of biomedical literature.

The database is a major resource for both lay and professional researchers: it provides free online access to more than 25 million citations from journals and books in the fields of biomedicine and health, including life sciences, behavioral …

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