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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

NICE conflicts of interest: Call for MPs to investigate !

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A group of leading doctors and researchers has called on MPs to investigate potential conflicts of interest at the watchdog NICE.
In a letter to the Health Select Committee, they have expressed concern about financial ties to drug companies among experts working for NICE.
The concerns follow controversy over the recent NICE guideline on statin drugs.
NICE has defended its procedures on conflicts of interests.
The letter reflects continuing disquiet among some doctors and researchers over the recent decision by NICE to extend the availability of cholesterol-lowering drugs to millions of people at low risk of developing heart disease.
A majority on the NICE panel that recommended this had ties to pharmaceutical companies.
Their interests were declared but the letter argues that is not enough to ensure impartiality.
More on this story here.
Is NICE another Black OPs outfight for big pharma ? The giant vampire squid with it's tentacles wrapped around the face of humanity. Other Black OPs outfits.
DUK The diabetes charity.

Abbott Bayer Boehringer Ingelheim Bristol Myers Squibb Bupa Bunzl Everyclick First Capital Connect Flora pro.activ Kodak Lilly Lloyds Pharmacy Menarini Merck Serono Morphy Richards Merck Sharp & Dohme Limited Novartis Novo Nordisk Nursing Times PAL Technologies Ltd Pfizer Rowlands Pharmacies Sanofi-aventis SplendaTakeda Tesco Diets

HEART UK -The Nation’s Cholesterol Charity

Abbott Healthcare Alpro UK AstraZeneca BHR Pharma Cambridge Weight Plan Cereal Partners UK (Sh Wheat) Food & Drink Federation Fresenius Medical Care (UK) Limited Genzyme Therapeutics Hovis Kellogg’s (Optivita) Kowa Pharmaceutical Europe Co Limited L.IN.C Medical Systems Limited Merck Sharpe & Dhome PlanMyFood Pfizer Premier Foods Progenika Biopharma s.a. Roche Products Limited Unilever (Flora) Welch’s (Purple Grape Juice)

The British Nutrition Foundation

However, the organisation's 39 members, which contribute to its funding, include – beside the Government, the EU – Cadbury, Kellogg's, Northern Foods, McDonald's, PizzaExpress, the main supermarket chains except Tesco, and producer bodies such as the Potato Council. The chairman of its board of trustees, Paul Hebblethwaite, is also chairman of the Biscuit, Cake, Chocolate and Confectionery Trade Association.

The European Food Information Council

Current EUFIC members are: AB Sugar, Ajinomoto Sweeteners Europe, Bunge, Cargill, Cereal Partners, Coca-Cola, Danone, DSM Nutritional Products Europe Ltd., Ferrero, Kraft Foods, Mars, McDonald's, Nestlé, PepsiCo, Pfizer Animal Health, Südzucker, and Unilever.

The British Heart Foundation

Unilever Flora margarine.


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