Medical ghostwriting: you may not have heard of it, but you'll probably want to know about it. It's a world that could make your doctor prescribe the wrong drug.
For trusted guidance, articles rigorously reviewed in medical journals are the gold standard when it comes to scrutinized, scientific reports. They're what our doctors rely on to make decisions affecting our health. But more and more we can't be sure who's serving up that medical advice.
Medical ghostwriting can be as scary as it is spooky. People with scientific backgrounds often with PhDs are paid to stay in the shadows and crank out favourable reports for drug companies. Then, drug companies get doctors to put their names on the studies -- for money, prestige, or perks. CBC Marketplace: Inside the business of medical ghostwriting