Industry sponsorship and research outcome

  • Protocol
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Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

The objectives are to investigate whether:

  • funding of drug studies by the pharmaceutical industry is associated with outcomes that are favorable to the funder;

  • drug studies funded by the pharmaceutical industry differ in their risk of bias compared with studies with other sources of support;

  • funding of device studies by the device industry is associated with outcomes that are favorable to the funder; and

  • device studies funded by the device industry differ in their risk of bias compared with studies with other sources of support.

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