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Letters Doctors’ competing interests

The need to eliminate commercial conflicts of interest from medicine

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 25 February 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1735
  1. Mark H Wilson, bioethicist
  1. 1Health Research Associates, Guelp, ON, Canada N1G 3S4
  1. markwilson1920{at}

Concern over whether the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry is truly committed to creating a registry that discloses doctors’ financial relations with industry echoes US discussions on commercial conflicts of interest (COIs) before the Sunshine Act became law.1 The parallels are striking, including a fixation on the wrong problem.

For years …

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