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Int J Technol Assess Health Care. 1996 Spring;12(2):209-37.

Influences on the quality of published drug studies.

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Institute for Health Policy Studies, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco 94109, USA.

Abstract

To practice evidence-based medicine, physicians need data on the clinical effectiveness, toxicity, convenience, and cost of new drugs compared with available alternatives. We give examples of published drug studies that are defective, sometimes because pharmaceutical industry funding has affected their content and quality. We make recommendations on how to avoid these defects.

PMID:
8707496
DOI:
10.1017/s0266462300009582
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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