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Letters No free lunch for pharma

Industry and physicians—it takes two to tango

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 07 June 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l4048
  1. Joseph Zacharias, consultant cardiothoracic surgeon
  1. Lancashire Cardiac Centre, Blackpool FY3 8NP, UK
  1. drjzacharias{at}

Booth and Detsky discuss a strategy to manage conflicts of interest.1 The problem with conflicts of interest in medicine is that the relationship between doctors and industry is too complex to cover accurately in one article or one response.

The pursuit of constant improvement intricately links driven individuals and corporations that are looking to make …

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