Employees of industry coauthor clinical studies published in academic, peer-reviewed medical journals.1 Although the practice remains controversial because of perceived conflicts of interest (COI),2 the association between industry-employee authors (IEAs) and trial outcomes remains poorly characterized. Clinical trials in interventional cardiology have substantial industry involvement and afford opportunities to explore the impact of IEAs. We reviewed studies of devices used in interventional cardiology to examine authorship by industry employees and its association with published study outcomes.
Smilowitz NR, Pirmohamed A, Weisz G. Published Articles Reporting Studies by Industry Employees on Interventional Cardiology DevicesScope and Association With Study Outcomes. JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(5):706-708. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.0367