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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: protecting the private good?

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h2362 (Published 15 May 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2362

Re : Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: protecting the private good?

Dear Editor,

This news is disturbing. Across the world, there may be lot more who might be feeling “saddened” to learn of industry funding. People across the world are guided by whatever comes out churned from such institutions like the CDC. Quite frankly, there shouldn't remain any iota of doubt regarding any commission or omission, even if were to happen inadvertently. For the world, such institutions represent the beacons of light, and if that starts becoming doubtful, then the question would certainly arise as to where else to repose the faith and take guidance. Therefore no further commissions or omissions please, as both ways either by promoting or by concealing may be hazardous or unwarranted.

Best regards.

Competing interests: No competing interests

19 May 2015
Dr (Lt Col) Rajesh Chauhan
Consultant Family Medicine
Family Healthcare Centre, Sector 6-B (HIG) / 154, Main Road, Facing Central Park, Avas Vikas Colony Sikandra, AGRA -282007. INDIA.
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