“The reporting and interpretation of findings was frequently inconsistent with the results.”
That’s the conclusion of a study published in this week’s JAMA.
Spin that however you want, it adds to the growing evidence, as the paper notes of:
a positive relation between financial ties and favorable conclusions stated in trial reports.
discrepancies between results and their interpretation in the Conclusions sections of published papers.
for-profit funding of meta-analyses associated with favorable conclusions but not favorable results.
the Discussion sections of articles often lacked a discussion of limitations.
About 20 months ago, MedPageToday.com reported on more of this work reviewing spinning of trial results.