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Staff in the drug industry want “to help people,” academic says

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7479.1362-a (Published 09 December 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1362
  1. Lynn Eaton
  1. London

    Richard Sykes, rector of Imperial College, London, and former chairman of GlaxoSmithKlein, gave a robust defence of people working in the pharmaceutical industry when he appeared before the Commons health committee last week.

    “People go to work in the pharmaceutical industry because they have a mission. These are not people driven by greed or avarice, they are driven by a desire to be successful, to do something to help people,” he told the committee's …

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