Alcohol book fails to declare an interest

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 10 February 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:319
  1. Rhona MacDonald
  1. BMJ

    A book on the health effects of alcohol was published last year without any acknowledgment that it had been financed by the alcohol industry.

    In an editorial in this month's issue of Addiction (2001;96:197-202) Dr Griffith Edwards, the journal's editor, and Susan Savva, its book review editor, heavily criticised the International Life Science Institute (ILSI) Europe, an organisation supported by the alcohol industry, for failing to declare a conflict of interest. It had submitted the book, Health Issues Related to Alcohol Consumption, to the journal for review.

    The institute is a scientific organisation for the food and drinks industry, and in the foreword of the book Peter de Vogel, former …

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