Authors of Premier Medical Textbook Didn’t Disclose $11 Million in Industry Payments, Statnews.com

Bias between the covers? This March 6, 2018 article (3 minute read), “Authors of premier medical textbook didn’t disclose $11 million in industry payments”, by Adam Marcus and Ivan Oransky of Statnews.com, reveals the findings of a study showing that, between 2009 and 2013, authors of the world’s most recognized medical textbook profited in the millions from the makers of chemical drugs and medical devices. ”One author, a physician, during that period received nearly $870,000 in funding, including for research, according to ProPublica’s Dollars For Docs database of payments to doctors from drug companies”. Medical students, who learn from the text, are blind to the conflict of interest.