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Doctors refuse space to group fighting drug company influence

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7518.653-a (Published 22 September 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:653

Ridiculous decision, thankfully now reversed

The American Academy of Family Physicians took a similar line on this
issue as did the American College of Physicians at its annual meeting in
April. Fortunately the Academy has had a change of heart and has now
agreed to host the No Free Lunch exhibit(1), (albeit next to an exhibit
promoting the qualities of Californian wine).

It is saddening that the Academy seems to have been blind to all
logic and reason in the first place, and only arrived at this decision
following an outcry from its members and other health professionals.

1. http://www.aafp.org/x38241.xml

Competing interests:
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Competing interests: No competing interests

23 September 2005
Peter J Flegg
Physician
Blackpool, FY3 8NR