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Scottish doctors will have to register financial links to drug companies

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 09 January 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:69
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. Edinburgh

    Doctors in Scotland are to be required to declare any financial or personal links they have with drug companies on official registers that will be made available for public inspection. The move is part of an agreement between the NHS and the drugs industry on joint working that aims to reduce potential conflicts of interest and improve openness and transparency.

    The agreement is the first of its kind in the United Kingdom and may lead to pressure for similar action elsewhere. Joe Collier, editor …

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