Sismondo S. Medical publishing and the drug industry: is medical science for sale? Learned Publishing 2012;25(1):7-15
Drug company articles placed in medical journals are often written under the names of independent medical researchers in order to gain their largest scientific impact and market value. Pharmaceutical company statisticians, reviewers, and key company scientists are only sometimes acknowledged. In the article this publishing process is described and ways in which it might be addressed are discussed.