Conflicts of interests

Hepatitis B

This paper was rejected by The Lancet in Nov 2003, on the basis that a colleague of van Damme provided to the Journal “the details of 10 papers from peer-reviewed journals in which the association between HBV and MS is refuted”.

In September, following the French Ministry of Health’s initiative, an international consensus conference on the vaccination against hepatitis B was held in Paris.
Even before their public release, these conclusions were preventively criticised (Libération, 10/09/03).

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