Clinical research affecting how doctors practice medicine is increasingly sponsored by companies that make drugs and medical devices. Previous systematic reviews have found that pharmaceutical industry sponsored studies are more often favorable to the sponsor's product compared with studies with other sources of sponsorship. This review is an update using more stringent methodology and also investigating sponsorship of device studies.
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2012, Vol 12
Journal Article; Meta-Analysis; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review