Letters Medical journals and industry ties

The BMJ should not take the law into its own hands on competing interests

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g7766 (Published 08 January 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:g7766
  1. Stewart Forsyth, retired consultant paediatrician and medical director1
  1. 1Dundee DD5 1JG, UK
  1. stewartforsyth{at}btinternet.com

The case for discriminating against clinicians whose professional interest leads them to collaborate with industry needs to be built on evidence rather than perception.1 Reference is made to two papers, both of which are low response questionnaires to doctors requesting their perception of validity and believability on hypothetical papers that made no declaration of interest, were grant funded, or were funded by a company with which the lead author was financially …

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