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Letters WHO and pandemic flu

Time for change, WHO

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 29 June 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c3461
  1. Tom Jefferson, coordinator1,
  2. Peter Doshi, doctoral student2
  1. 1Cochrane Vaccines Field, Rome, Italy
  2. 2Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
  1. jefferson.tom{at}

    The World Health Organization has long term relationships with the pharmaceutical industry1 2 and even conceives of industry as a “partner.”3 Now Cohen and Carter show that WHO chose not to disclose financial conflicts of interest among industry sponsored experts guiding its influenza policy.4 …

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