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BMJ's embargo should not be broken

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 03 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:305
  1. Chris Mihill,
  2. Nicki Pope,
  3. Liz Hunt,
  4. Glenda Cooper,
  5. David Fletcher
  1. Health correspondent Guardian, London EC1R 3ER
  2. Medical correspondent Daily Express, London SE1 9UX
  3. Medical editor Consumer correspondent Independent, London E14 5DL
  4. Health and social services correspondent Daily Telegraph, London E14 5DT

    EDITOR,—We are writing to express our concern at the way the embargo arrangements were handled for the release of the information relating to the two papers on smoking and the sudden infant death syndrome in the BMJ last week.1 2 It was unfortunate, to say the least, that Fergus Walsh, the BBC's medical correspondent, was allowed to use this information on Wednesday evening, rather than on Friday morning as …

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