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BMJ faces (pounds sterling)107000 bill over libel case

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 12 October 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:897

The promoters of an alleged cure for AIDS have been forced to drop defamation actions against the BBC, the New Statesman, and the BMJ. Although the BBC won the action, brought by Dr James Sharp, Jabar Sultan, and Philip Barker, it still faces a bill of between £600 000 and £800 000 ($900 000 and $120 000).

The BMJ and the New Statesman took a back seat to the BBC in the litigation, but the BMJ's costs totalled £107 000 and the New Statesman's …

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