Industry funding of patients' support groups: Declaration of competing interests is rare in Italian breast cancer associations

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7410.344 (Published 07 August 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:344
  1. Paola Mosconi (mosconi@marionegri.it), head
  2. on behalf of the Italian Forum of Europa Donna
  1. Outcome Research Unit, Istituto di Ricerche, Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Via Eritrea 62, I-20157 Milan, Italy

    EDITOR—Herxheimer reported and commented on relationships between pharmaceutical companies and consumers' and patients' associations.1 This is a “hot” topic: the debate on transparency of fund raising for voluntary health associations is far from being resolved, and consumers' umbrella associations have an increasingly important role in discussing health at a European …

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