Pharmaceutical company funding and its consequences: a qualitative systematic review

Contemp Clin Trials. 2008 Mar;29(2):109-13. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2007.08.001. Epub 2007 Aug 16.


This article systematically reviews published studies of the association of pharmaceutical industry funding and clinical trial results, as well a few closely related studies. It reviews two earlier results, and surveys the recent literature. Results are clear: Pharmaceutical company sponsorship is strongly associated with results that favor the sponsors' interests.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review
  • Systematic Review

MeSH terms

  • Drug Industry / economics*
  • Research Support as Topic / economics*