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CCGs fail to declare pharma funding

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j5911 (Published 04 January 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:j5911
  1. Tom Moberly
  1. The BMJ

GP commissioners in England are receiving tens of thousands of pounds from drug companies without declaring the funding in their public registers, an investigation by The BMJ has found.1

The BMJ worked with researchers from the University of Bath and Sweden’s Lund University to examine payments from private companies and charities to clinical commissioning groups in 2015 and 2016. Using data collected through requests made under freedom of information legislation, they found more than a thousand payments that were not included in the CCGs’ online registers …

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