Very little of my research fits into the category of company-sponsored medical research, but it is important to be aware of the special concerns and the extra oversight that this research requires. This article cover a consensus standard of guidelines that make a lot of sense, in my opinion, to avoid some of the recent controversies about research abuses. It is also a pretty good guideline, for the most part, for other medical research beyond company-sponsored research.

Battisti WP, Wager E, Baltzer L, Bridges D, Cairns A, Carswell CI, et al. Good Publication Practice for Communicating Company-Sponsored Medical Research: GPP3. Ann Intern Med. 2015;163:461–464. doi: 10.7326/M15-0288. Available at

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