Fifty-three percent of the life science faculty at top schools have reported financial ties to industry, reports the Wall Street Journal Health Blog. According to a survey in Health Affairs, about a third of the respondents had been consultants, a quarter paid speakers, and 20 percent received funding from industry.

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