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Doctors refuse space to group fighting drug company influence

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 22 September 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:653

Re: Strange but true

Indeed, John, sad but true. "First do no harm" is often replaced
by "First how much do I stand to gain". We are heartened by the
response of Peter J. Flegg and yourself. Surely he is not the only
physician who feels this way.

The outcry from members of the Academy was powerful enough to
reverse their initial preposterous decision. We hope more
physicians join him with public response in support of ethics that
improve medicine for patients and physicians alike.

Competing interests:
None declared

Competing interests: No competing interests

25 September 2005
Nora W. Coffey
President, Hysterectomy Educational Resources & Services (HERS) Foundation
Rick Schweikert
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004