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Rapid response to:

Feature Drug industry sponsorship

Who's funding WHO?

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 15 February 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:338

Rapid Response:

How wrong can the BMJ be?

During Benedetto Saraceno's term of office, the budget of the WHO
Division of Mental Health has REDUCED its dependency on funds from Pharma
from somewhat more than half of the total to less than 1%! To accuse him
of cozying up to drug companies is to get it exactly backwards! I'm
appalled at besmirching the reputation of a splendid international civil

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22 February 2007
Leon Eisenberg
Professor of Social Medicine Emeritus
Harvard Medical School Boston 02115