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Table 5 Indicators of interactions with pharmaceutical companies analysed by country.

From: Advertising and disclosure of funding on patient organisation websites: a cross-sectional survey

Country & no. of patient organisation websites Proportion of income from Pharma is clear Use of Pharma funding is clear Clear that Pharma funding is 'unrestricted' Pharma logos are present Pharma introductions present Evidence of Pharma sponsored events, etc. Links to Pharma websites present
Australia (n = 11) 0 0 2 4 1 1 3
Canada (n = 12) 0 2 1 7 3 2 6
S. Africa (n = 7) 0 0 0 3 0 0 2
UK (n = 15) 0 3 2 5 1 2 4
USA (n = 16) 0 5 3 2 2 5 5
Global (n = 8) 0 1 1 2 0 2 1
Total (n = 69) n [%] 1 [1%] 11 [16%] 9 [13%] 23 [33%] 7 [10%] 12 [17%] 21 [30%]
  1. Key: Pharma – pharmaceutical companies or industry