BMJ should declare its own conflict of interest

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7009.878b (Published 30 September 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:878
  1. D C Mabin
  1. Consultant paediatrician West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 2QZ

    EDITOR,--I have noticed that you encourage the declaration of conflict of interest and source of funding of authors of papers published in the BMJ. I am concerned, however, that the BMJ fails to declare its own conflict of interest created by carrying advertisements for pharmaceutical products when, in the same edition, papers are published on related topics.

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