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Italian paediatric association has launched code on competing interests

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7231.382 (Published 05 February 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:382
  1. Giorgio Tamburlini, president (tamburli@burlo.trieste.it),
  2. Luisa Marolla, executive committee member,
  3. Maurizio Bonati, consultant
  1. Working Group on Relationship with Industry, Associazione Culturale Pediatri, 34144 Trieste, Italy

    EDITOR—The BMJ's policy of promoting the declaration of competing interests by authors is praiseworthy and should concern more people than the journal's contributors.1 Transparency should be requested of lecturers as well as organisers of and delegates to workshops and congresses. Bero's editorial shows how things are changing with publication of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health's report.2 This idea is also taking hold in Italy.

    In 1998 our association, whose main aims are providing continuing medical education, …

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