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Letters Drug firm conflicting interests

If only industry funded trials were as well done as the WHI

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 31 December 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b5655
  1. Keith J Barrington, professor of paediatrics1
  1. 1St Justine Hospital, Montreal, QC, Canada H3T 1C5
  1. keith.barrington{at}

    Lawton shoots himself in the foot when he uses the women’s health initiative study as an example of a non-industry funded study that deviates from good standards.1 Unlike many industry funded studies this enormous and extremely complex trial had …

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