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ResourcesResearch Integrity(Australia) University of Sydney pulls claims elderberries can fight flu – The Age (Liam Mannix | May 2019)

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(Australia) University of Sydney pulls claims elderberries can fight flu – The Age (Liam Mannix | May 2019)

 


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One of the country’s leading universities has been forced to retract a claim its study showed eating elderberries could help beat the flu after admitting it was overhyping its own science.

The University of Sydney also concealed the research was part-funded by company Pharmacare – which sells elderberry-based flu remedies – at the company’s request.

Although it was declared in the study itself, the university also failed to publicise that a Pharmacare employee was involved in the research.

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