Soundings

Money matters

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6972.132a (Published 14 January 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:132
  1. Trisha Greenhalgh

    If you are not a general practitioner, or living with one, you miss out on an estimated annual lorryload of unsolicited and often partisan “professional journals.” Before you turn the page, this article is not concerned with the countless commercial biases hidden in clinical review articles written or commissioned for such publications. That subject, though it remains a scandal, has been done to death by other pens and mine. No, this week I am directing my wrath at the mushrooming industry of news-papers and magazines which purport to advise general practitioners how to run their businesses (sic), on the apparent assumption that the prime, if not …

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