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Cochrane board confirms dismissal of director at appeal

BMJ 2018; 362 doi: (Published 28 September 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;362:k4118
  1. Nigel Hawkes
  1. London

The board of Cochrane has voted to confirm the dismissal of Peter Gøtzsche from all his roles in the organisation. The decision means that he ceases to be a member of Cochrane, director of the Nordic Cochrane Centre, and a member of the board, to which he was elected in 2017.

He had been removed from the board at an earlier meeting,1 but as was his right he had appealed against the decision. This appeal was always likely to be rejected, as four of his supporters had resigned from the board,1 leaving only those who had originally voted in favour of sacking him.

The statement issued by the …

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