Letters Who is paying your doctor?

Disclosure should strengthen governance at multiple points

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g4975 (Published 05 August 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g4975
  1. Rubin Minhas, general practitioner principal1
  1. 1Oakfield Health Centre, Gravesend DA12 5BW, UK
  1. rm1000{at}live.com

When politicians are held to higher standards than doctors, tighter regulation of our conflicts of interest is surely overdue.1 Progress has been slow because it has relied on self regulation—itself a conflict of interest. Moves by the drug industry are welcome, but the General Medical Council should recognise the need to target regulation across the drug industry-doctor-publishing complex.

Information on financial ties should not only be published on a central register but be actively used to …

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