Letters

No deception in symposium supplement

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6921.139b (Published 08 January 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:139
  1. A M Gotto,
  2. G Assmann,
  3. R Paoletti
  1. Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas 77030, USA.

    EDITOR, - Peter Lurie and colleagues express concern1 that the International Committee for the Evaluation of Hypertriglyceridemia as a Vascular Risk Factor inadequately identified support it received from Parke-Davis for a symposium issue of the American Journal of Cardiology that its members authored and edited.2 They also question the objectivity of the supplement. We, the cochairmen of the committee, wish to correct their misapprehensions.

    The international committee, comprising 28 eminent researchers, was established and sponsored by the Fondazione Giovanni Lorenzini of Milan and the Giovanni Lorenzini Medical Foundation of Houston. Both are non-profit, independent foundations devoted to international research and education …

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