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More research is needed—but what type?

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c4662 (Published 25 August 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4662

Medicine and Money Don't Mix

Healthcare is ostensibly based on objective scientific research. But
who conducts and/or sponsors this research? All too often, it's the very
companies whose products are being studied, and thus have obvious
conflicts of interest. As a result, this "research" becomes little more
than a euphemism for advertising and marketing. As the shield between life
and death, healthcare should be based on science and mercy, not business
and commerce.

Competing interests: No competing interests

01 September 2010
Hugh Mann
Physician
Eagle Rock, MO 65641 USA