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US health organizations call for Congress to end bans on research into gun violence

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: (Published 08 April 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2034
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. Seattle

Nearly 150 US medical associations, public health organizations, and advocacy groups have called on Congress to end federal legislation that restricts funding of research into gun violence.

In a 6 April letter to leaders of the House and Senate Committees on Appropriation, organizations representing more than a million US health professionals, including the American Medical Association, the American Public Health Association, and the American Association …

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