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Publication type: Journal Article

Larkin M.
Whose article is it anyway?
Lancet 1999 Jul 10; 354:(9173):136


Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, maker of the weight-loss drug dexfenfluramine, had paid ghost-writers for articles promotion obesity treatments and then used prominent researchers to publish the work in journals under their names.

*news story/United States/Wyeth/obesity/ghost-writing/ payment for writing articles/PROMOTION DISGUISED: GHOST-WRITING AND JOURNAL ARTICLES/PROMOTION IN SPECIFIC THERAPEUTIC AREAS: WEIGHT GAIN AND LOSS Authorship* Biomedical Research* Disclosure Drug Industry* Editorial Policies* Information Dissemination Peer Review, Research Periodicals Publishing/standards*


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