Some politics: against academic boycotts and for cheap drugs

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 04 January 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:g

As I write, the debate started in our Christmas issue (21-28 December, p 1431 over whether the BMJ should devote more space to politics is finely balanced. A third want the same as now, 13% want much more, and 15% want much less. So editors, just like politicians, can't please all the people all the time, especially when we reflect that those who want more politics probably all want something different. Undeterred, we start the new year with strong opposition to an academic boycott of Israeli scientists and unequivocal support for making cheap drugs available to the poor. Most BMJ readers will …

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