TITLE

Ghostwriting: The Dirty Little Secret of Medical Publishing That Just Got Bigger

PUB. DATE
September 2009
SOURCE
PLoS Clinical Trials;Sep2009, Vol. 6 Issue 9, Special section p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the issue of ghostwriting in medical publishing. It claims that drug companies and medical education and communication companies have built a profitable ghostwriting industry because of the failure of editors, medical schools and universities to address the issue. It cites the move of the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME ) to create a specific policy on ghostwriting. It stresses that authors should produce medical literature that can be believed in.
ACCESSION #
45411076

 

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