Does industry funding make a study bad - a tweetorial
Industry does research. But industry wants money. Therefore, their research is hopelessly biased, because they don't do research that doesn't earn them money
For example, if the study had more dropouts in the intervention group, then it may have been biased
Compared to non-industry trials, are industry trials (in terms of risk of bias)
Generally speaking, they find that industry funded trials are either as good as or BETTER than trials funded through other methods bmj.com/content/326/74…
What does that mean for their results?
That's right, it's publication bias!
It turns out that often, the negative trials just aren't published!
What it does say is that you should be looking for more research overall because there may be unpublished work contradicting the findings