Letters to the Editor
Confessions of a biased reader
- Chris Commens
- Aust Prescr 2006;29:91-3
- 1 August 2006
- DOI: 10.18773/austprescr.2006.060
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Editor, – I wonder how many other people share my obsession about checking declarations of conflicts of interest before they read any letter or article?
I note many well-credentialled academics seem very committed to evidence-based medicine when presenting their arguments. For me, all this effort becomes completely neutralised when I realise that they have received sponsorship associated with the very products they are arguing for. Unfortunately, my bias is so compelling that I cannot take their well presented discussion seriously. How many other people suffer from this problem?
Pennant Hills, NSW
Dermatologist, Pennant Hills, NSW