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BMJ 2009; 339 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b5176 (Published 02 December 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b5176
  1. Des Spence, general practitioner, Glasgow
  1. destwo{at}yahoo.co.uk

    I finished my methadone clinic, grabbed a taxi, was herded onto an Easyjet flight to Luton, and then disappeared into anonymous London. The next day I headed to a meeting of the parliamentary health select committee, just a grunt in a suit, to give evidence of the disproportionate and distorting influence of the drug industry in medicine, of the rampant hospitality culture that they sponsor but deny. I believe the situation to be counter to the …

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