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Letters Industry sponsorship hits the headlines

Industry sponsorship—what do patients think?

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 16 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i6010
  1. David B Menkes, academic psychiatrist
  1. University of Auckland, Private Bag 3200, Hamilton, New Zealand
  1. david.menkes{at}

The feature on industry sponsorship of medical meetings raises anew the perennial debate about its harms and benefits for the profession.1 The plurality of views expressed by delegates at the Royal College of General Practitioners’ …

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