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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