The editor of __The Lancet__ has banned members of international aid group Doctors Without Borders (Medicins sans Frontieres or MSF in French) from publishing articles in the journal, according to a linkurl:story;http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/short/319/5863/555 in __Science__ magazine today (Feb. 1). Did members of the aid organization break an linkurl:embargo?;http://www.the-scientist.com/blog/display/53943/ Fail to disclose conflicts of interest? Fabricate data? Nope. They just posted a linkurl:critique;http://www.msf.org/msfinternational/invoke.cfm?objectid=82D4C16C-15C5-F00A-25703306040BE471&component=toolkit.article&method=full_html of some __Lancet__ articles on their website. In what's shaping up to be an ugly spat, __Lancet__ editor Richard Horton told __Science__ that the medical journal has "put our relationship with MSF on hold until I have a clear response about how this could have happened." MSF criticized a linkurl:series of articles;http://www.msf.org/source/access/2008/Lancet_Undernutrition_Comment.pdf on curbing malnutrition published in the Jan. 19th issue of __The Lancet__ for, among other shortcomings, not including enough information about ready-made, high-protein therapeutic foods that MSF and other aid organizations distribute to combat acute cases of...
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