B – Conflict of interest policies

Steinbrook R, Kassirer JP, Angell M. Justifying conflicts of interest in medical journals: a very bad idea. BMJ 2015;350:h2942
(doi: 10.1136/bmj.h2942)

A series of articles in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) has questioned whether the conflict of interest movement has gone too far in its campaign to stop the drug industry influencing the medical profession. In this article three former senior NEJM editors respond with dismay.