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Industry-funded studies rise as federally funded studies dip
Modern Healthcare

A new study shows that while clinical research funded by industry groups is growing at a fast clip, research paid for by the government is dropping. Findings published Tuesday in JAMA show that between 2006 and 2014, the number of trials paid for by industry rose 43% while those funded by the National Institutes of Health dropped 24%.Researchers say industry-sponsored trials concentrate on commercial purposes, while independent studies better inform the public by comparing those products with existing alternatives, like other drugs and lifestyle or dietary interventions.