- [Dr Joel Lexchin, professor in the School of Public Health Policy and Management at Toronto's York University], who consults on pharmaceutical policy for groups such as the World Health Organisation (WHO) and governments including Australia and Canada, estimated that in the last five years, "biased research, suppression of negative studies, over-publication of positive studies and, all their (the pharmaceutical industry's) promotional activities, which includes their funding of continuing medical education," has meant, yearly, "one death per 1,500 people" in the general population.
That translates into 6,670 deaths a year for every 10 million of a nation's populace. (Emphasis added.)
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