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Sixty seconds on . . . Government research

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: (Published 07 June 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i3159
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. London

Government research? That sounds boring

Don’t be such a cynic. A new report by the campaigning organisation Sense about Science has discovered that the government commissions lots of research but results are “held back when the findings are politically awkward.”1

Research into research?

Yes, it sounds odd but it’s important. The former lord justice of appeal, Stephen Sedley, found that evidence on the effects of minimum alcohol pricing, reducing sugar consumption, …

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