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JAMA should change its policy on investigating competing interests, AMA says

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 29 July 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3085

In this News article by Janice Hopkins Tanne (BMJ 2009;339:b2936, doi:10.1136/bmj.b2936) we mistakenly said that both Dr Jonathan Leo and Dr Jeffrey Lacasse wrote to JAMA and the New York Times claiming non-disclosure of support from a drug company for a study published in JAMA. Dr Lacasse has told us that, although he “wholeheartedly supports the actions that Dr Leo took,” his own involvement was limited to co-authoring letters to editors of medical journals. Dr Lacasse added that he had never contacted JAMA about conflicts of interest or contacted the media.


Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3085

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