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First Opinion Commentary in STAT: NEJM, Other Journals: Provide More Transparency About Conflicts of Interest or Don’t Publish Conflicted Articles

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In a First Opinion commentary published in STAT, Dr. Martin Shapiro, a professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, and Dr. Sidney Wolfe, founder and senior advisor to Public Citizen’s Health Research Group, criticized the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) for publishing a commentary strongly endorsing the pharmaceutical industry’s perspective on drug pricing that was authored by economists with drug company ties that were not adequately disclosed within the piece itself.