Navigation Links
Pharmaceutical Industry Supported Review of Drugs – Tainted Truths

British Medical Journal reported today that reviews of drugs, which are supported by the pharmaceutical industry are less transparent, and are likely to conclude// sympathetically as compared to independent reviews, reveals a recently concluded study.

The authors opine that bias in drug trials is a common phenomenon and often favors the trial-sponsor's product. Independent reviews – which can have a more unbiased and systematic approach - are essential to counterbalance this negative approach. This would ensure that doctors and other health professionals have the right and accurate information that they need on drugs.

The authors, based in Denmark, undertook comparison of 24 pairs of reviews conducted by different people on the same drugs including 7 industry supported reviews. Independent reviews were observed to be of higher quality and less biased than those supported by the pharmaceutical industry.

The industry-supported reviews unilaterally recommended the experimental drug without reservation, while none of the independent corresponding independent reviews reached the same conclusion. Six of them had quality related reservations and two of them noted diminishing effect with increase in number of clinical trial subjects. Seven emphasized on the higher cost of the experimental drug as a problem. In comparison, all industry-supported reviews refrained from mentioning higher cost as a problem, while two actually claimed that the experimental drug was cost-effective.

Industry-supported reviews should be read with caution. Greater transparency, including the inclusion of more information on methodology and the estimated effects of the drugs allow readers to judge the reliability of drug reviews.

Source-IANS
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Pharmaceutical giant offers AIDS related antifungal drug free to 50 countries
2. Pharmaceutical giant offers AIDS related antifungal drug free to 50 countries
3. Medicis Pharmaceutical company enters pediatric market
4. Pharmaceutical companies are targeting patients
5. FDA approves Watson Pharmaceuticals Oxytrol patch
6. Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc awarded the prestigious outstanding supplier award received from Wal-Mart
7. Indian Pharmaceutical Industries Stops Manufacturing And Sale Of Valdecoxib
8. Pharmaceutical industries grant for R&D to be monitored
9. Japanese And Chinese Pharmaceutical Companies Join Together In Drug Testing
10. Antigenics Pharmaceuticals plans for Phase III trial of its Melanoma vaccine
11. United Kingdom Is Lagging In Novelty In The Field Of Pharmaceuticals
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:1/20/2017)... ... January 20, 2017 , ... Michael and Betsy Brauser ... Cancer Institute. For Betsy, the clinical trial has been life-saving as she has ... worsened. , Betsy Brauser was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2009. She underwent ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... January 20, 2017 , ... “Code Word: Chocolate Biscuit”: a biographical account following a man who ... the creation of published author, Marlyn Ivey, born in Lynn Haven, Florida and at the ... and at 19 years of age, he joined the Navy and got married right out ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... ... “Knowledge is God’s Lighthouse”: a moving and colorful collection of prayers that reminds ... published author, Gene Gaapf, a retired truck driver, and a long-time writer, whose published ... high school and have many different titles,” Gaapf mentions about his different works. “I ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... ... Next week after January 20th, the fear for many is that the humane ... of over 30 million. Many interviews with Dr. Carol Francis at the Los Angeles ... suppose to prioritize. Interviews provided below. , Among those present was Senator ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... January 19, 2017 , ... WhoHaha , a digital media ... American Heart Association (AHA) to produce a three-part video series that uses humor to ... part of the launch of AHA’s Healthy For Good™ movement, which is designed to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/19/2017)... January 18, 2017 , , Marks E-QURE ... distribution agreement, following similar agreements in Israel ... Wound care is $2 5 billion ... E-QURE Corp. (OTCQB: EQUR), a leader in medical devices for the treatment of ... Médica Equipos Médicos S.A.S. (TeckMedica) in Colombia for the ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... -- The Global Therapy Partnering Terms and Agreements since ... and agreements entered into by the world,s leading healthcare ... deals by value - Deals listed by company A-Z, ... report provides understanding and access to the partnering deals ... companies. The report provides an analysis of partnering ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... Jan. 18, 2017   Synthetic Biologics, Inc. ... developing therapeutics designed to preserve the microbiome to ... confirmed plans to initiate a Phase 2b/3 adaptive ... of lovastatin lactone designed to reduce methane production ... the gut to treat the underlying cause of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: