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Letters Competing interests et al

Stealth advertising and academic stalking

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 21 April 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1612
  1. David Antonuccio, professor1,
  2. David Healy, professor2
  1. 1Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno, NV 89503, USA
  2. 2North Wales Department of Psychological Medicine, Cardiff University, Wales LL57 2PW
  1. dantonuccio{at}

    In a rapid response Leo and Lacasse critiqued a study published in JAMA for not mentioning that a psychosocial intervention was as effective as an antidepressant for post-stroke depression and for failing to record relevant conflicts of interest.1 JAMA’s editors have since contacted Leo and his superiors. …

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