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Letters Drug money for patient groups

The illusion of invulnerability

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 17 May 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1020
  1. Peter R Mansfield, director, Healthy Skepticism Inc
  1. 34 Methodist Street, Willunga, SA 5172, Australia
  1. peter{at}

    Kent claims that patient groups are not naive, value their independence fiercely, and are quite capable of spotting the strings that may be attached to funding.1 Many doctors have similar overconfident beliefs about invulnerability to being misled by drug companies.2 This illusion of …

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