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Letters A sunshine act for Europe

Don’t forget other medical suppliers

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 01 November 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d7027
  1. David Summers, consultant radiologist1
  1. 1Department of Neuroradiology, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh EH4 2XU, UK
  1. david.summers{at}

Big drug companies are the largest and most conspicuous market sector engaging in these practices,1 but there is also a huge industry in medical supplies, including joint prostheses, surgical implants, and endovascular catheters and devices.

The largesse these firms exhibit is impressive—the fact that …

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