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Letters Extinction Rebellion

Time to consider the environmental impact of controversial treatments of non-communicable diseases linked to lifestyle

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 20 May 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l2257
  1. Georgie Sowman, general practitioner
  1. Holly Medical Group, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 2AH, UK
  1. g_sowman{at}

Armitage’s excellent report on the Extinction Rebellion movement highlights the public health risks of inaction on climate change.1

But in the same issue, Editor’s Choice (“Pills or public health?”2) does not mention that, globally, pharmaceuticals and medical devices contribute to …

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