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Drug Firms, the Codification of Diagnostic Categories, and Bias in Clinical Guidelines

Overview of attention for article published in The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, January 2021
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (93rd percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (89th percentile)

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5 blogs

Citations

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28 Dimensions

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52 Mendeley
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Title
Drug Firms, the Codification of Diagnostic Categories, and Bias in Clinical Guidelines
Published in
The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, January 2021
DOI 10.1111/jlme.12074
Pubmed ID
Authors

Lisa Cosgrove, Emily E. Wheeler

Abstract

The possibility that industry is exerting an undue influence on the culture of medicine has profound implications for the profession's public health mission. Policy analysts, investigative journalists, researchers, and clinicians have questioned whether academic-industry relationships have had a corrupting effect on evidence-based medicine. Psychiatry has been at the heart of this epistemic and ethical crisis in medicine. This article examines how commercial entities, such as pharmaceutical companies, influence psychiatric taxonomy and treatment guidelines. Using the conceptual framework of institutional corruption, we show that organized psychiatry's dependence on drug firms has led to a distortion of science. We describe the current dependency corruption and argue that transparency alone is not a solution. We conclude by taking the position that the corruption of the evidence base in diagnostic and practice guidelines has compromised the informed consent process, and we suggest strategies to address this problem.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 52 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Belgium 2 4%
Chile 1 2%
Unknown 49 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 13 25%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 13%
Other 5 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 10%
Student > Bachelor 5 10%
Other 10 19%
Unknown 7 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 13 25%
Psychology 8 15%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 10%
Social Sciences 4 8%
Business, Management and Accounting 3 6%
Other 10 19%
Unknown 9 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 34. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 November 2021.
All research outputs
#994,567
of 22,514,578 outputs
Outputs from The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics
#75
of 1,171 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#33,917
of 493,547 outputs
Outputs of similar age from The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics
#9
of 73 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 22,514,578 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 95th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 1,171 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 12.4. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 93% of its peers.
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