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Industry sponsored clinical trials and conflict of interest : implications for policy Baird, Patricia A.


If industry/academia partnerships are to bring benefits (other than to the partners) there need to be clear rules governing the relationship, rules that protect the right of researchers to publish and communicate findings that may displease the sponsors, and that protect an unbiased reporting of findings. It is important to examine whether the current oversight and practices in Canada are still appropriate. We need to step back, and assess whether the rules of engagement in industry/academic partnerships are clear, are followed, and are protecting the public interest.

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