Posted by kallahar on Jul.30.02 at 08:49 am PDT.
kallahar writes What will companies do to sell their drugs? Here's an example: "Calcium channel-blocking drugs reduce the risk of heart disease. Unfortunately, they can also give you a heart attack. Yet 70 learned articles in medical journals vouch for the drugs' safety and efficacy.
According to an investigation by the New England Journal of Medicine, 96 per cent of the scientists who wrote articles supporting the drugs received financial benefits from the pharmaceuticals companies that make them. Only two out of 70 articles disclosed their authors' financial interest.
Read more at gregpalast.com (story is from 1999)