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Disclosures of conflicts of interest in psychiatric review articles.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23364114     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To characterize disclosures of conflicts of interest in review articles in psychiatry, we identified 285 reviews from 10 high-impact journals in psychiatry and 2 in general medicine. Disclosures were reliably coded as biotechnology/pharmaceutical/other material interests, nonprofit/government, communication companies, or other. The authors in both types of journals frequently reported industry ties. However, the reviews in the psychiatric journals were significantly less likely to include industry-related disclosures (32% of the reviews; 18% of the authors) compared with the general medical journals (64% of the articles; 40% of the authors). The most common types of industry-related disclosures were for consulting, research support, and speaking fees. Disclosures seemed to be of limited utility in helping readers assess possible biases because the nature and the extent of the relationships being disclosed were often unclear. Efforts to screen out authors with significant financial relationships pertaining to the topic under review may be more effective than are disclosures in protecting the integrity of the medical literature.
Andrew M Kopelman; David A Gorelick; Paul S Appelbaum
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Intramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of nervous and mental disease     Volume:  201     ISSN:  1539-736X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Nerv. Ment. Dis.     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-31     Completed Date:  2013-03-17     Revised Date:  2014-02-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375402     Medline TA:  J Nerv Ment Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  84-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Authorship / standards*
Biomedical Research
Conflict of Interest*
Editorial Policies*
Financial Support*
Periodicals as Topic / standards*,  trends
Research Report / standards
Review Literature as Topic*
Grant Support

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