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EU advisory committee members declare their interests

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 25 March 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:826
  1. Rory Watson
  1. Brussels

    The European Commission has started to implement a new policy of openness by making available to the public any declarations of interest of members of the influential independent committees, which provide the commission with scientific advice.

    The move follows a lengthy campaign by the British pressure group Baby Milk Action with support from UK Labour members of the European parliament and was immediately welcomed by the organisation's policy director, Patti Rundall.

    “This decision is extremely important, and we warmly welcome it,” she said. She continued: “For consumers to …

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