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Letters News story on Tamiflu study

The BMJ’s activism will ultimately harm its reputation

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 29 April 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2976
  1. John A Tucker, freelance scientific writer1
  1. 17039 Santa Fe Canyon Place, San Diego, CA 92129, USA
  1. john.alan.tucker{at}

Historically, medical journals have served as neutral forums for the presentation and discussion of scientific issues. The BMJ has in recent years rejected this historical model by taking an activist role in advocacy campaigns such as AllTrials and the current investigations of the regulatory history of Tamiflu. Whether …

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