Letters Institutional research misconduct

Money is the greatest conflict of all

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d7888 (Published 06 December 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d7888
  1. Paul D Pharoah, university reader1
  1. 1University of Cambridge, Strangeways Research Laboratory, Cambridge CB1 8RN, UK
  1. paul.pharoah{at}medschl.cam.ac.uk

Conflict of interest in science is a complex concept, and nobody who publishes research can be entirely free of it. Money is by far the greatest of all such conflicts, and it seems to have been a key component in the Wakefield saga.1 It has been a major …

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