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Criticism of US fetal pain study escalates

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7516.532-b (Published 08 September 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:532
  1. Norra MacReady
  1. Los Angeles

    A study on fetal pain has raised questions about the way journals investigate potential conflicts of interest after it was exposed that one of the authors had worked for a pro-choice organisation and a second had ties to a clinic that offers abortions.

    In the study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (2005;24: 947-54), five authors at the University of California, San Francisco, concluded that a fetus …

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