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Overdiagnosis and industry influence: how cow’s milk protein allergy is extending the reach of infant formula manufacturers

BMJ 2018; 363 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k5056 (Published 05 December 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k5056

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Re: Overdiagnosis and industry influence: how cow’s milk protein allergy is extending the reach of infant formula manufacturers

This article describes massive conflicting interests at the heart of our scientific evidence base. Early NICE guidance used to grade each statement according to the strength of evidence supporting it. Perhaps this explicit grading could be brought back, with a new grade added to emphasise statements potentially based on corrupted opinion.

Competing interests: No competing interests

10 December 2018
Jonathan G Graham
Paediatrician
Torbay Hospital TQ2 7AA