Schering uses German medical association to promote HRTBMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7400.1161-a (Published 29 May 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1161
- Klaus Koch
- 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 …