A Disclosure That Raises More Questions Than Answers

Most medical journals (as well as TCPR) require authors to disclose their affiliations with pharmaceutical companies or other for-profit entities, to help readers assess for any evidence of bias. In a recent letter of apology published in the January 2014 issue of JAMA Psychiatry (Gibbons RD et al, JAMA Psychiatry 2014;71(1):95), five prominent researchers admit that they failed to reveal a key industry relationship in a November 2012 article (Gibbons RD et al, Arch Gen Psychiatry 2012;69(11):1104–1112).

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