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Using/abusing freedom of information requests

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 26 October 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d6690
  1. Peter D Singleton, principal research fellow1
  1. 1University College London, London, UK
  1. peter.singleton{at}

I am not sure what Breathnach and colleagues are suggesting: allowing the media to use the Freedom of Information Act but preventing possible research studies using the same legal right?1 It scarcely sounds as though this has become a major problem compared with subject access requests under …

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