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Schering uses German medical association to promote HRT

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 29 May 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1161
  1. Klaus Koch
  1. Brühl, Germany

    Several thousand German gynaecologists have been the target of a campaign promoting postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy (HRT) which claimed that the negative findings of a major US study were of “highly limited relevance” to the German population. The message was, in part, disguised as the official statements of a large professional organisation for gynaecologists, the Berufsverband der Frauenärzte.

    The campaign came after the sudden ending of part of the Women's Health Initiative's study into HRT in the …

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