Two reasons to be cautious when considering bans on industry tiesBMJ 2011; 343 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d5606 (Published 06 September 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d5606
- Richard Smith, director, UnitedHealth Chronic Disease Initiative1
- 1London SW4 0LD, UK
I don’t want to venture an opinion on whether the BMJ should publish editorials only from those who seem to have no “ties to industry,”1 but I want to contribute two thoughts.
Firstly, a chapter in a book on conflicts of interest that I’m reviewing for the BMJ describes the evolution of universities from …