Intended for healthcare professionals

Rapid response to:


Medical journals with advertising are more likely than subscription journals to recommend drugs

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 01 March 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d1335

Rapid Response:

Re:In response to John Stone

We have been asked by two readers to extend the correction about the
BMJ's conflicts of interest in relation to its MMR coverage [1] to Brian
Deer's articles. We have no plans to do this. The conflict of interest
statements attached to Brian Deer's articles were correct. The conflicts
of interest listed in the correction apply to the BMJ Group and not to
authors who write in our journals.

[1] BMJ 2011; 342: d1678

Competing interests: I am the editor of the BMJ and responsible for all that it contains

14 September 2011
Fiona Godlee
Editor in chief