Intended for healthcare professionals

Rapid response to:

Editor's Choice

Turning the tide on conflicts of interest

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 10 August 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d5147

Rapid Response:

Re:Evidence-based decision?

If there is no evidence about the effect of industry tie ban on
editorial and clinical review writers, a study should be conducted.
Alternatively, the quality of NEJM editorials and reviews published during
the ban could be assessed. Or, BMJ could repeat the experiment and compare
the quality of the editorials and reviews before and after the ban was

Competing interests: No competing interests

11 August 2011
Pertti Saloheimo
Neurologist, writer
Espoo, Finland