Continuing Dialogue on Incentive Bias

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Letter to the Editor

Sir: The exchange of Letters to the Editor in the June 1996 (pp. 265–269) issue titled “Incentive Bias?” prompted our response. We have often wondered whether an incentive bias influences the Journal not to state in each article printed in a supplement that a pharmaceutical company has provided financial support. This acknowledgment is made on the cover of the supplement, but if reprints of a particular article are distributed, readers have no way of knowing who provided financial support.

J Clin Psychiatry 1997;58(10):450-452 [letter]