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Editorial independence at the BMJ: Oversight committee may be crucial step forward…

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7461.350-b (Published 05 August 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:350
  1. David L Sackett (sackett@bmts.com), director
  1. Trout Research and Education Center at Irish Lake, RR 1, Markdale, ON, Canada, N0C 1H0

    EDITOR—With reference to Smith's Editor's choice on editorial independence at the BMJ,1 we have witnessed the gutting of the New England Journal of Medicine and JAMA when their parent medical associations succumbed to their profound conflicts of interest. These associations' pursuit of revenue, coupled with their willingness to suppress papers that they or their advertisers didn't like, violated the editorial …

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