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June 24, 2013

Improving Health With Partnerships Between Academia and Industry

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliation: Office of the Chancellor, University of California, San Francisco.

JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(12):1051-1052. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.826

At a time when jobs seem scarce, one role seems to have multiplied: the pundit; never at a loss for a provocative, deeply held view or opinion. And, one of the rapidly expanding punditry themes is focused on the purported “evils” of the pharmaceutical industry and the potential for an associated corrupting influence of money on innovation in health. In his new book, Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients, Ben Goldacre, BA, MBBS, MA, MRCPsych,1 a British physician and writer, says

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