Science and Engineering Ethics

, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp 337–342 | Cite as

Conflict of interest as seen from a researcher’s perspective

  • Arrigo SchieppatiEmail author
  • Norberto Perico
  • Giuseppe Remuzzi


The continuous growth of the pharmaceutical industry is expected to require a considerable output of new drugs, with speedy development and approval processes. This profit-driven expansion of the drug market may broaden the already established erosion of the role of academia in favor of commercial clinical research organizations. Less and less control on the clinical trial design, its conduct and the resulting publication[s] is the likely consequence. Academic medicine and governments should find means to sustain the development of independent clinical research.


conflict of interest academic research drug development and research clinical trial design 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arrigo Schieppati
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Norberto Perico
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Remuzzi
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.“Mario Negri” Institute for Pharmacological ResearchNegri Bergamo LaboratoriesBergamoItaly
  2. 2.Unit of Nephrology and DialysisAzienda Ospedaliera — Ospedali RiunitiBergamoItaly

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