May 31, 2023

Dr. Harvey Risch Schools Maine Medical Board on Big Pharma’s Grip on Journals

Speaking in defense of suspended physician Dr. Meryl Nass during her medical board hearing, Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology Harvey Risch testified to the Maine Medical Board about how the medical journals make their money.

“Pharma spends a lot of advertising money in medical and clinical journals. And that advertising, just as it does in lay media, creates a dependency on that revenue for the journal,” he denoted.

“Many journals make very little money on the publication process,” Dr. Risch continued. “In fact, some of them are negative even on the publication process.”

“And so, they’re stuck with having to follow the demands of their funders, the advertisers, lest they lose that advertising budget ...”

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