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http://www.boston.com/business/healt...ing_interests/

The story is about a heart test but applies to journals in general. You must register to read (or go to www.bugmenot.com for a password)

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The story of how the guidelines wound up in that journal illustrates how money and medicine intersect and opens a window into the arcane world of the medical publications that land on doctors' desks and influence the treatment patients receive.

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The existence of supplements is ``part of a much larger problem," said Dr. Arnold S. Relman, editor in chief of The New England Journal from 1977 to 1991. ``It's an example of the growing influence of marketing on the medical information that doctors get, which, in turn, influences what doctors prescribe."
 
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