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Wyeth paid ghostwriters to pen journal articles on hormone replacement therapy

Posted on Aug 16, 2009 in Health & Wellness

August 6, 2009 – 9:59am ET | By Anne ZiegerIn a practice that is proving to be sadly common, it appears that drugmaker Wyeth paid ghostwriters to prepare dozens of articles on hormone replacement therapy that were published in journals under physicians’ names, according to reports appearing in The New York Times. This practice, in which drug companies pump up their reputation by paying for journal coverage favorable to them, has been under investigation for some time by various regulatory bodies, and Sen. Chuck Grassley asked Wyeth about the practice in December. Wyeth’s...

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