Letters Response

Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers of India replies to article on India’s health camps

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i238 (Published 20 January 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i238
  1. Ranjana Smetacek, director general1
  1. 1Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers of India, Peninsula Chambers Ground Floor, Peninsula Corporate Park, Ganpatrao Kadam Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai 400 013, India
  1. ranjana.smetacek{at}indiaoppi.com

Joelving’s article on India’s health camps alleges unethical conduct at these camps, naming several drug companies, including members of the Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers of India (OPPI).1 I am writing on behalf of these OPPI member companies.

Our companies do not control how health camps are conducted. Healthcare professionals are at the centre of these camps, which are run in collaboration with government hospitals, non-governmental organisations, civil society representatives, and …

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