Question #0008

Psychiatrist: I recently analyzed all publicly available
reports of drug trials funded by pharmaceutical industry
companies comparing six new antipsychotic drugs to one
another. In nine out of the ten tests examined, the drug
produced by the pharmaceutical company that was
funding the study was found to be the best of the six
drugs. Such studies comprise the majority of the
evidence upon which doctors base their decisions as to
which antipsychotic drugs to prescribe, prescriptions that
total over $10 billion in an average year. There are
always potential biases in trial design and in the
statistical interpretation of the results, and such biases
can produce contradictory results.

Which one of the following statements is most strongly
supported by the passage above?

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