Letters Non-communicable disease

Requirements for global prevention and control of non-communicable diseases

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d4892 (Published 02 August 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d4892
  1. Harald M Lipman, executive director1
  1. 1International Cardiac Healthcare and RiskFactor Modification (ICHARM), London NW3 6NY, UK
  1. intcardiachealth{at}aol.com

The BMJ recently published two different takes on non-communicable diseases (NCDs). One article discussed how to reduce this global problem; the other questioned the size of the problem and suggested undue influence of big pharma in presenting the figures.1 2

I hold no brief for the drug industry but must point out that no …

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