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When doctor-dollars trump sense

Gabrielle Lis

Does Australia have anything to learn from an American expose of the influence drug companies exert on medical research?

It appeared in the May / June 2010 edition of the Boston Review and, depending on your point of view, was either an anti-capitalist brouhaha, or a courageous exposé. In an article entitled “Big Pharma, Bad Medicine: How corporate dollars corrupt research and education,” Marcia Angell—former editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine—mounted an attack on the influence drug companies exert over medi...

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