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Letters RCPCH funds from infant formula companies

Developed nations should set an example on accepting funds from infant formula companies

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 28 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i6284
  1. Sam Ebenezer Athikarisamy, neonatal paediatrician
  1. Perth, WA
  1. ebsam75{at}

At medical school we were taught to stay away from infant formula companies. Despite strict regulations from the paediatric associations, the companies kept coming back to us under the pretence of conducting quizzes. In a remote hospital where I worked, the gatekeeper would not allow representatives in if he learnt that they …

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