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As drug industry’s influence over research grows, so does the potential for bias

As drug industry’s influence over research grows, so does the potential for bias | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Over a year-long period ending in August, NEJM published 73 articles on original studies of new drugs, encompassing drugs approved by the FDA since 2000 and experimental drugs, according to a review by The Washington Post.

 

Of those articles, 60 were funded by a pharmaceutical company, 50 were co-written by drug company employees and 37 had a lead author, typically an academic, who had previously accepted outside compensation from the sponsoring drug company in the form of consultant pay, grants or speaker fees.

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Why Outsourcing Science May Be The Best Hope for Its Future | Singularity Hub

Why Outsourcing Science May Be The Best Hope for Its Future | Singularity Hub | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Could Science Exchange become the Ebay of scientific research? This new marketplace helps to accelerate scientific studies by supporting collaboration and allowing researchers to share, buy and sell resources.

 

They vet providers, handle the monetary transactions, curate a rating system for each provider (and researcher), help providers publicize availability, and can sometimes track down exact providers...

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Unscientific America—Denying Science at Our Peril

Unscientific America—Denying Science at Our Peril | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Is policy behind science?

This opinion piece explores politics and their potential limitations on science-based change.

 

“Increasingly, scientific consensus is failing to influence public policy. Facts, statistics and data appear insufficient to change highly politicized minds… and science has started scrutinizing why.

 

Alas now, this topic inevitably devolves down to our screwy American politics….”

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Kayhla Cornell's curator insight, February 28, 2014 11:56 AM

Policy and Science.