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Letters Bad medicine: pain

Competing interests and the British Pain Society

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 26 January 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c476
  1. Joan B Hester, consultant in pain medicine1
  1. 1King’s College Hospital, London SE5 9RS
  1. hester.joan{at}

    The British Pain Society has a clear policy that any competing interests should be declared in its publications. The guidelines on the use of opioids for persistent pain to which Allan and Wager refer were first published in 2004.1 They have …

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