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Manufacturer sponsorship bias in economic analyses matters

A qualitative study indicates that there is a positive selection bias towards favourable economic analysis of targeted therapies, when these are funded by the manufacturer. At a time of increasing budgetary constraints and public scrutiny of the relationship between industry and the professions, we need a more mixed economy of funding for this field.

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Kerr, D., Elzawawy, A. Manufacturer sponsorship bias in economic analyses matters. Nat Rev Clin Oncol 9, 309–310 (2012).

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