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Cochrane launches global consultation on drug company sponsorship

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 06 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1068
  1. Ray Moynihan
  1. Barcelona

    The leadership of the international Cochrane Collaboration failed to make a decision on drug company sponsorship at last week's annual conference in Barcelona, opting instead for a complex consultation with its 10 000 members.

    Professor Jim Neilson, who co-chairs the collaboration's steering group, told the BMJa discussion paper will be released next month, and a final decision will be made in February. “The members have made it very clear they want to have input into this decision.”

    The Cochrane Collaboration ( produces systematic reviews of the evidence about healthcare interventions, but its supporters …

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