|Title||PubMed, the Google of Scientific Search, is now Publishing Funding Information in its Abstracts|
|Date||Thursday April 20, @10:36PM|
|from the Will-Publish-for-Food dept.|
PubMed — a powerful taxpayer-funded search engine for medical study abstracts that doctors, patients, and the media rely on — just started displaying conflict of interest data up front. New information about funding sources and potential conflicts will now appear right below study abstracts, which means readers don't have even to open a journal article to be made aware of any possible industry influence over studies.
[...] The change comes a year after 62 scientists and physicians from around the world (including the head of the Center for Science in the Public Interest) lobbied for the update, part of a broader transparency movement in science.
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