What? Scientific papers bought and paid for by pharma to increase product sales? How about to decrease patient/parent concerns, as in vaccinations, which then increases sales?
This article is about hormone replacement therapy. But why would vaccinations, a huge part of the pharma profit system, be exempt from this controversy? How do bloggers appear on HuffPo within minutes of a post by David Kirby with comment after comment, fully engaged in the autism vaccine debate, and yet, they never appear on "parent" posts about other issues related to autism? Are they ghostbloggers?
Click HERE to read the article in the New York Times.
Newly unveiled court documents show that ghostwriters paid by a pharmaceutical company played a major role in producing 26 scientific papers backing the use of hormone replacement therapy in women, suggesting that the level of hidden industry influence on medical literature is broader than previously known.