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American Medical Association apologises for commercial deal

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7107.501c (Published 30 August 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:501
  1. Fred B Charatan
  1. Florida

    The American Medical Association has apologised for agreeing to endorse consumer products and has watered down its original agreement with the Florida based company, Sunbeam.

    The planned endorsement of products such as blood pressure monitors, heating pads, and thermometers attracted heavy criticism from within the AMA and from newspapers and consumer organisations (23 August, p 445).

    Under the original deal Sunbeam would have paid the AMA royalties in return for carrying the …

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