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Letters Who is paying your doctor?

Disclosure should strengthen governance at multiple points

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 05 August 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g4975
  1. Rubin Minhas, general practitioner principal1
  1. 1Oakfield Health Centre, Gravesend DA12 5BW, UK
  1. rm1000{at}

When politicians are held to higher standards than doctors, tighter regulation of our conflicts of interest is surely overdue.1 Progress has been slow because it has relied on self regulation—itself a conflict of interest. Moves by the drug industry are welcome, but the General Medical Council should recognise the need to target regulation across the drug industry-doctor-publishing complex.

Information on financial ties should not only be published on a central register but be actively used to …

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