Muiris Houston

Competing interests

1) Have you in the past five years accepted the following from an organisation that may in any way gain or lose financially from the results of your study or the conclusions of your review, editorial, or letter?

a) Reimbursement for attending a symposium?
No
b) A fee for speaking?
No
c) A fee for organising education?
No
d) Funds for research?
No
e) Funds for a member of staff?
No
f) Fees for consulting?
No

2) Have you in the past five years been employed by an organisation that may in any way gain or lose financially from the results of your study or the conclusions of your review, editorial, or letter?
No. I am a staff journalist with the Irish Times. I practise medicine/carry out research one day a week.

3) Do you hold any stocks or shares in an organisation that may in any way gain or lose financially from the results of your study or the conclusions of your review, editorial, or letter?
No

4) Have you acted as an expert witness on the subject of your study, review, editorial, or letter?
No, but I sit on the advisory board of an Irish GP medical indemnity company which meets twice a year. I am paid a fee for this.

5) Do you have any other competing financial interests? If so, please specify.

No.