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Re: Try to watch 60 minutes

Posted by Noa on December 20, 1999, at 8:58:14

In reply to Try to watch 60 minutes, posted by Phil on December 19, 1999, at 18:25:56

> About generics, I think...

I saw part of the report. A doc who did research for a drug company signed a secrecy agreement when signed on to do the research. Then, she found that the brand name drug (I think it was synthroid) was not better than the generic. She was prohibited from reporting it. She was going to report it in JAMA, but the company threatened to sue, and Univ. of Calif., her employer, said she would be on her own with the suit if she published.

Our system leaves funding the research to the drug companies, and even tho independent researchers are the ones doing the work, this story suggests they are silenced if the results are not to the liking of the sponsor. I think we need a new system. We need publicly funded research.




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