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Bring me a sunshine act: five minutes with . . . Peter Gordon

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: (Published 29 March 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k1380
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. The BMJ

The psychiatrist discusses his campaign to make disclosing payments from drug companies mandatory

“People often laugh when they see my sign calling for a sunshine act in Scotland because they think I want more sunshine in Scotland. The idea is actually about letting in the daylight and making things clear and transparent.

“Sunshine legislation makes it mandatory for doctors, academics, and scientists to declare any potential competing financial interests that they have. At the moment we don’t have anything like this and, although I was initially hopeful that Scotland would lead …

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