[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 54.159.129.152. Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Citations 0
Letters
December 17, 2003

Results of Clinical Trials Sponsored by For-Profit vs Nonprofit EntitiesResults of Clinical Trials Sponsored by For-Profit vs Nonprofit Entities

Author Affiliations
 

Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie, MD, PhD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2003;290(23):3070. doi:10.1001/jama.290.23.3070-a

To the Editor: Dr Als-Nielsen and colleagues1 concluded that trials funded by for-profit organizations are more likely to have positive conclusions due to biased interpretation of trial results. Although Als-Nielsen et al found that trials funded by for-profit organizations more often demonstrate increased differences compared with control groups, they found that such trials are more likely to use placebos as a control, report a higher frequency of adverse effects, reach preplanned numbers of subjects, and be published in high-impact journals.

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
×