World Medical Association opposes Icelandic gene database

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 24 April 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1096
  1. Nigel Duncan
  1. Santiago, Chile

    The Icelandic Medical Association has received the support of the World Medical Association (WMA) in its fight against the implementation of a national health database in Iceland (2 January, p 11).

    At its council meeting in Santiago, Chile, which ended last weekend, the WMA heard representations from both the Icelandic government and the Icelandic Medical Association and then reaffirmed its commitment to patient confidentiality, the principle of informed consent, and the …

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