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University of Wisconsin linked to ghostwritten articles

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporters John Fauber and Meg Kissinger reviewed unsealed court records and found that at a time when fears were growing about the link between hormone therapy and breast cancer a drug company paid the University of Wisconsin Medical School to sponsor ghostwritten medical education articles that downplayed the risk. The article is part of the paper’s Side Effects series which looks at conflicts between drug companies, universities and doctors.

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