Cochrane Collab founder Iain Chalmers challenges ABPI’s claim that 90% drugs come from industry

Iain Chalmers, one of the founders of the Cochrane Collaboration and coordinator of the James Lind Initiative, said, “The chief executive of the ABPI [Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry] has claimed more than once that 90% of new drugs come from industry, but he doesn’t provide evidence to support this claim. He appears to overlook the substantial contribution of publicly funded university departments which have made the discoveries that have led to new drugs.”

http://www.bmj.com/content/348/bmj.g1354
BMJ News, Feb 2014

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