Letters

Working long hours and conflict of interest

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6959.960b (Published 08 October 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:960
  1. A Watterson
  1. Occupational Safety and Health Centres, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham NG1 4BU.

    EDITOR, - The approach of the BMJ on conflicts of interest is to be welcomed.1 The BMJ's policy, which now addresses potential conflicts of interests among contributors, including letter writers,2 by asking such authors to declare any potential conflicts, is an important and positive development. Readers should be entitled to know whether authors are receiving or have received funding from commercial, governmental, or non-governmental organisations relating to their published work. This should not detract from the value of such editorials but will …

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