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Panel endorses BMJ refusal to retract statins articles

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Professor Collins has asked the Government to intervene. Scary!!!! No longer can a Journal get on with its legitimate business of reporting, giving opinions and stirring up healthy controversy - the knee-jerk reaction is to get the Govt. to bully and suppress anyone who dares to differ from received wisdom. Do you remember the time (under Gordon Brown) when a Govt. minister said that anyone who didn't follow NICE guidelines should be sent to prison? What was remarkable there was the lack of outcry about the comments. We need to debate the LIMITS of government involvement and stand up to bossy government as appropriate, not call them in to back up our more Soviet propensities.

Posted date

05 Aug 2014

Posted time

10:56am

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