Routine reporting
Incident reporting and patient safety
Protection of sex workers
Preventing falls in elderly people living in hospitals and care homes
Chronic hepatitis C
Food and Drug Administration
STENT THROMBOSIS : Antiplatelets alone won’t do the job
STENT THROMBOSIS : Patient card on discontinuing clopidogrel is available
STENT THROMBOSIS : Consider also low response to antiplatelets
MENTAL HEALTH ACT : What not to learn from devolution
UMBRELLA TEST : Urethral dilator is real enough
TRAUMATISED REFUGEES : Refugee status—a yellow flag in managing back pain
CAREERS ADVICE : Paper is essential reading for the tall and beautiful
Drug company tries to suppress internal memos
IN BRIEF
Andrew Wakefield drops libel case against Channel 4
Emergencies in conflict areas are often ignored
Leaked report exposes mismatch in NHS staffing
New WHO chief urges member states to step up efforts for flu pandemic
Most cancers in Europe are avoidable
Influential nutritional research is often funded by industry, study finds
German doctors threaten to boycott proposed project on electronic patient records
German health reforms hang in the balance
A wind of change blowing from the west
Drug makers end free lunches
IN BRIEF
What’s new in the other general journals
What’s new in BMJ journals
WHY THE NHS NEEDS PEOPLE POWER
Fat chance of hitting obesity targets
Ashley X: a difficult moral choice
FROM RICHARD LEHMAN’S BLOG: NIGHTMARE ON NEJM STREET
Should Muslims have faith based health services?
When should antiretroviral therapy for HIV be started?
Sensitivity of routine system for reporting patient safety incidents in an NHS hospital: retrospective patient case note review
Strategies to prevent falls and fractures in hospitals and care homes and effect of cognitive impairment: systematic review and meta-analyses
Rectal examinations can improve your hearing
Rehabilitation after stroke
If at first you don’t succeed
Testing pitfalls and summary of guidance on sex hormone testing
What is heterogeneity and is it important?
Etoricoxib and diclofenac are associated with similar cardiovascular risks
GMC strikes off expert in drug addiction
Preventing and treating hepatitis B infection
What’s wrong with the wards?
Small beer or G and T
Serbian smoke gets in Belfast eyes
Not dead yet—and buried
MEDICAL CLASSICS
When doctor meets dictator
Alfred Beck
David Millar Bell
Charles (“Charlie”) MacKenzie Hendry
Eric Boxall Jackson
Philip Francis Malim
Mary Wilkie
MINERVA