A case of lost credibility?
Bio Spectrum|September 2020
A case of lost credibility?
The revelation was not merely shocking but was hitting the core of confidence built up among the professionals over the years by ‘The Lancet’ and the ‘New England Journal of Medicine’. The editors of the two prestigious medical journals appeared to have expressed their exasperation over the pressure put by pharma companies. They seemed to have used the word ‘criminal’ to describe the erosion of science in the process.
Dr Milind Kokje

At the meeting, Dr. Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief, The Lancet, apparently admitted, “….pharmaceutical companies are so financially powerful; they are able to pressure us to accept papers that are apparently methodologically perfect, but their conclusion is what pharmaceutical companies want.” This was revealed by none less than a cardiologist and former French Health Minister in an interview while providing insight into how series of negative Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) studies were published in these reputed journals. He quoted the editors saying so in a closed-door meeting held some time back.


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September 2020