Stunning admission that SCIENCE IS FRAUD: Medical journals more likely to recommend high-profit drugs when they are funded by Big Pharma advertising

Monday, April 18, 2016
By Paul Martin

by: Isabelle Z.
Monday, April 18, 2016

If you’ve ever wondered why seemingly intelligent doctors prescribe so many harmful medications to their patients, the answer is simple: money. We’ve all heard about the conferences and exotic vacations for doctors funded by pharmaceutical companies, but it turns out that the medical journals that doctors rely on for their information are also compromised.

Many people believe that medical journals are indisputable sources of solid, well-researched information, but it turns out that a lot of money changes hands behind the scenes to determine what gets published and what does not.

German researchers found that free medical journals that are financed by ads from pharmaceutical companies are much more likely to recommend new medications than journals that are paid for via subscriptions. Their findings were published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

The researchers looked at 11 German journals for articles on some of the newer drugs that had been heavily promoted at the time, such as the cholesterol drug Zetia from Merck. They chose journals that were frequently read by general practitioners.

In total, they found more than 250 articles promoting the use of these new drugs in five free journals. In two of them, the chances of a positive recommendation for a particular drug appearing on its pages actually more than doubled when the same issue had an ad for the drug in question. Meanwhile, journals that are supported by subscription fees only had three positive recommendations for the new drugs and 28 negative ones.

One of the researchers, Dr. Norbert Donner-Banzhoff of the University of Marburg, said: “In the journals you get for free, there were almost only positive recommendations. But in the journals you have to pay for, in most instances the articles were critical.”

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