Letters Journals and drug industry research

Ban on publishing industry funded research could harm surgical innovation

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g1291 (Published 05 February 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1291
  1. Stephen Chapman, final year medical student1,
  2. Aneel Bhangu, general surgery registar2
  1. 1School of Medicine, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
  2. 2West Midlands Research Collaborative, Academic Department of Surgery, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham B15 2TH, UK
  1. aneelbhangu{at}doctors.org.uk

A blanket ban on publishing drug industry funded research has implications for surgical research.1 Industry collaborations in surgery involve drugs and devices, with the latter driving technological advancement. Recent efforts—encouraged by the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCSEng)—have focused on strengthening these collaborations to promote and …

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