Conflict of interest guidelines for clinical guidelines

Peter J McLaren
Med J Aust 2012; 196 (2): . || doi: 10.5694/mja11.11442
Published online: 6 February 2012

To the Editor: I am disappointed by Williams and colleagues’ blinkered view on “conflict of interest”.1 Their focus is solely on that of influence by profit-making medical supplies companies, often loosely referred to as “big pharma”.

  • Department of Anaesthesia, Pindara Private Hospital, Benowa, QLD.


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  • 1. Williams MJ, Kevat DAS, Loff B. Conflict of interest guidelines for clinical guidelines. Med J Aust 2011; 195: 442-445. <MJA full text>


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