Prestigious Medical Journal Says She Was Misled Again. Just days after announcing a crackdown on researchers who do not disclose drug company ties, the editor of a prestigious medical journal says she was misled again.She Would Have Published The Authors Associations With Drug Makers
She said she would have published the authors’ associations with drug makers had she known about them.
Last week, The Journal disclosed that the authors of a depression study failed to report ties to makers of antidepressants. Two months ago, The Journal reported similar omissions from authors of a study linking certain arthritis drugs to cancer.
The Journal has long required researchers whose articles it will publish to sign statements disclosing all potential financial conflicts. An editorial last week said The Journal was getting tougher. The new policy, effective in January, requires disclosures even before articles are accepted for publication.