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SIGN should be transparent about competing interests in all current guidelines

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 06 January 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:f7699
  1. Peter J Gordon, psychiatrist for older adults1,
  2. Sian F Gordon, general practitioner2
  1. 1NHS, Forth Valley, UK
  2. 2Falkirk, UK
  1. petergordon{at}

Lenzer’s article “Why we can’t trust clinical guidelines” has attracted a considerable number of responses,1 many of which highlight individual clinical guidelines where problems with conflicts of interest have arisen.

One option would be for clinical guidelines to have all potential …

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