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BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 11 June 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b2361

BBC to pay Taranissi over libel action: The BBC has settled a libel action brought by the infertility specialist Mohamed Taranissi over a Panorama programme in 2007, which he claimed made defamatory allegations about his techniques. The settlement on undisclosed terms follows a High Court ruling last October that ordered the BBC to pay Mr Taranissi an estimated £500 000 (€578 000; $803 000) in costs after it withdrew part of its defence.

Call for greater transparency about cost to NHS of management consultants: The cross party health select committee has called for the UK government to gather central information on the …

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