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Can the Source of Funding for Medical Research Affect the Results? | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

September 24, 2012

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They found that 67.2% of studies funded exclusively by for-profit organizations favored the newer treatment, whereas only 49.0% of studies funded by non-profit organizations (such as non-profit foundations and state or federal government agencies) showed results in favor of the newer treatment. This contrast was even more pronounced for pharmaceutical drugs, where 65.5% of the industry sponsored studies showed benefits of the newer treatment, while only 39.5% of non-profit funded studies favored the new treatment.”

Can the Source of Funding for Medical Research Affect the Results? | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network.

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