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Industry funding of patients' support groups: Objectives of patients, clinicians, and industry are similar

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 07 August 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:343
  1. Peter M Lapsley (, chief executive
  1. Skin Care Campaign, London N19 5NA

    EDITOR—As the British umbrella organisation representing the interests of all people with skin diseases and their patients' groups, the Skin Care Campaign welcomed the balanced approach taken by Herxheimer in his article on the relationship between the pharmaceutical industry and patients' organisations.1 However, we contest the argument that industry will if nothing else influence policy if it directly …

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