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Letters Non-financial interests

What interests should be disclosed to journals?

BMJ 2018; 361 doi: (Published 14 May 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k2078
  1. David B Menkes, academic psychiatrist
  1. Waikato Clinical Campus, University of Auckland, Private Bag 3200, Hamilton, New Zealand
  1. david.menkes{at}

Wiersma and colleagues argue convincingly that non-financial interests in medicine can and should be managed.1 Unfortunately, Rodwin’s contrary argument gets diverted by a useful, but not wholly relevant, legalistic description of interests (mainly pecuniary) that can properly constitute “conflicts of interest.”1

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