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Charities and patient groups should declare interests

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 29 May 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1211
  1. Jenny Hirst, co-chairman (
  1. Insulin Dependent Diabetes Trust, PO Box 294, Northampton NN1 4XS

    EDITOR—Lenzer's news item on lay campaigners for prostate screening being funded by industry is timely.1 This serious issue of undeclared interests in commercial funding of charitable and lay organisations without apparent conflicts has recently been highlighted by both the Insulin Dependent Diabetes Trust and the Consumers Association.2 3

    The pharmaceutical …

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