Sharp Critique of Industry's Influence

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Science  18 Feb 2005:
Vol. 307, Issue 5712, pp. 1049
DOI: 10.1126/science.1108501

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On the Take How Medicine's Complicity with Big Business Can Endanger Your Health. By Jerome P. Kassirer. Oxford University Press, New York, 2004. 271 pp. $28, £16.95. ISBN 0-19-517684-7.

The author analyzes the conflicts of interest that have grown to entangle the relationships among pharmaceutical companies, health-care corporations, researchers, and practicing physicians and that threaten to undermine public trust in doctors