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Lancet criticises its owner for hosting international arms fair

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7517.591-a (Published 15 September 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:591
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    The Lancet has criticised its owner and publisher, Reed Elsevier, for involvement in the global arms trade. Reed Elsevier owns the company Spearhead Exhibitions, which this week hosted the defence systems and equipment international (DSEi) exhibition, one of the largest military exhibitions in the world, in London.


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