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Letters Wider role of regulatory scientists

Regulatory data are hidden in plain sight

BMJ 2017; 358 doi: (Published 19 July 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j3437
  1. Harriet G Rosenberg, professor emerita, health and society program,
  2. Adrienne Shnier, JD candidate, Osgoode Hall Law School
  1. York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3
  1. adrienne.shnier{at}

The editorial by Doshi and Godlee rightly argues for better communication among regulatory scientists, medical journals, and the public, especially when evidence held by regulators differs from journal publications.1 Watchdog groups, such as the health reform group of Public Citizen, routinely access material posted online by the US Food and Drug Administration, but …

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