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MPs call for review into government’s treatment of scientific advisers

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 16 December 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b5487
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

    Protecting the independence of scientists who give expert advice to government must become “part of the culture” for UK government ministers and civil servants, an influential committee of MPs has said.

    The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee is calling on the government to appoint a panel to carry out a review of the treatment of scientific advice across government, after the sacking of David Nutt as head of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (BMJ …

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