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Letters Think tank funding

Financial transparency: necessary but not sufficient

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 17 June 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l4149
  1. David B Menkes, academic psychiatrist
  1. University of Auckland, Waikato Clinical Campus, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand
  1. david.menkes{at}

As Coombes says, right wing think tanks are beholden to their funders and repay their patronage with “free market” advocacy.1 That such advocacy is often at odds with public health is unsurprising, given its usual opposition to environmental protection and …

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