The odium of industry engagementBMJ 2010; 341 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c3575 (Published 07 July 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c3575
- Simon Chapman, professor of public health1
- 1University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
The risks of odium associated with declaring competing interests have become such that many researchers are now intimidated into refusing industry engagement. I have refused for a decade as I value my independence. But this is not a healthy development. Widespread disengagement with vaccine producers would be like dietitians refusing to have anything to do with the food industry which supplies almost all of the …
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