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Letters Statutory body against medical fraud

Promoting organisational justice in medicine and health science research and practice

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: (Published 23 February 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i1048
  1. Malcolm MacLachlan, professor of global health and visiting professor of social justice,, Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic
  1. Centre for Global Health, Trinity College, University of Dublin, Dublin 2, Republic of Ireland
  1. malcolm.maclachlan{at}

The BMJ’s issue highlighting clinical and research malpractice is welcome,1 as is the recognition of trenchant resistance to change. Privileged groups seek to defend the indefensible.2 There is much privilege and profit to defend in health, including for health professional associations, corporations, and universities.

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