[The company's chief executive, Sir Crispin Davis, is a non-executive director of GSK. His brother, Sir Nigel Davis, cut the MMR legal funding.]
[2010 March] Joan Cranmer’s Fateful Decisions and the Suppression of Autism Science By Mark Blaxill
 Reed Elsevier makes its final farewell to arms Reed Elsevier has finally stopped organising arms trade fairs - five months later than it promised shareholders and staff.
 The CIA-Media War Against "Conspiracy Theorists": Who Owns NEW SCIENTIST? by Alex Constantine Reed Elsevier's science and medicine division, Elsevier, publishes 500 handbooks and journals, including The Lancet, while its subsidiary, Reed Exhibitions, hosts arms fairs around the world....."We find ourselves in a situation where our parent company is filling an absolutely critical part in the arms trade. We're horrified and embarrassed and we want them to stop," says Horton, adding that The Lancet has had "endless" conversations with Reed Elsevier about the conflict.....In March, 59 of The Lancet's 83 editorial consultants sent a letter to Reed Elsevier's CEO, Sir Crispin Davis, giving him 3 weeks to respond to a series of questions concerning the company's involvement in arms fairs. Photo by: Courtesy of Reed Elsevier....."Our defence shows are quality businesses which have performed well in recent years," said chief executive Sir Crispin Davis....."We have listened closely to these concerns and this has led us to conclude that the defence shows are no longer compatible with Reed Elsevier's position as a leading publisher of scientific, medical, legal and business content."