Doctors and the drug industry
Non-drug industry funded research
Overprescribing proton pump inhibitors : Is expensive and not evidence based
Home haemodialysis
Reducing hospital admissions
Diabetes, cognitive impairment, and dementia
OBESITY : Stop all further research—and act
ORLISTAT OVER THE COUNTER : People should be free to spend their money as they wish
ORLISTAT OVER THE COUNTER : Is it worth it?
TIBOLONE : Still waiting and searching for answers
COMMERCIAL CT SCANS : VOMIT—victim of medical investigative technology
HEALTH CARE AND MARKETS : We need to be more pragmatic
ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS : Time for an NHS smart card?
SCREENING FOR COELIAC DISEASE : But where does it take us?
“BARE BELOW THE ELBOWS” : Clinical value of a wristwatch
DISSEMINATING GUIDANCE : You’ll find it on the intranet
TIME OF CHANGE IN ABORTION : Abortion care in family medicine
Nigerian judge orders arrests of Pfizer officials
Charity highlights “forgotten crises”
IN BRIEF
US healthcare executive pays back $600m in stock options
Research sparks public concern about risk from nuclear power
Child in gene therapy programme develops leukaemia
Committee warns of unnecessary radiation risk from private computed tomography
Royal college tries to improve relations with drug industry
BMA officials reject proposals for longer GP surgery hours
Lords urge doctors to train in aviation medicine to assess fitness to fly
Plans to meet costs of cross border care are temporarily halted
ALL YOU NEED TO READ IN THE OTHER GENERAL JOURNALS
FACE OF THE FUTURE
NETLINES
Doctor takes “march of shame” to atone for drug company payments
JUNIOR DOCTORS’ BLOGS
Waiting for the genetic revolution
Heed the data when results are not significant
Early life determinants of physical activity in 11 to 12 year olds: cohort study
Poverty and blindness in Pakistan: results from the Pakistan national blindness and visual impairment survey
Effect of European Clinical Trials Directive on academic drug trials in Denmark: retrospective study of applications to the Danish Medicines Agency, 1993–2006
Response: Fiona Patterson replies to Parashkev Nachev
Should eponyms be abandoned? No
Improving the outcome of stroke
An age old problem
Participation in mammography screening
Strengthening the reporting of observational studies in epidemiology (STROBE) statement: guidelines for reporting observational studies
Viral meningitis
Management of cervical cancer: summary of SIGN guidelines
Upper airway surgery should not be first line treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea in adults
My first and best role model
Let’s reappraise recruiting South Asians to clinical trials
Secrets and lies
The state of education
A winter’s tale
Where egos dare
Ward No 6
Arthur Kornberg
Esmond William Ball
Thomas Christie Falconer
Donald Henry Gamage
John Lanagan Kelly
Keith David Vellacott
Ernest Want
Donald Drummond Webster
MINERVA