Hole Ousia is member of no ideological group. Hole Osia is concerned about both ends of this ‘collaboration.’ And is certain that neither the medical profession nor the pharmaceutical industry are actually ‘transparent’ about this.

Market instability

Lithium is the first-line treatment for Bipolar Disorder recommended by NICE. In the current BMJ it is reported that the manfacturers, Essential Pharma, intend to withdraw PRIADEL the widely used … Continue reading Market instability

Isolation and sleep

This is one of the full-page adverts in the current edition of the BMJ [3 October 2020]. The Covid-19 pandemic has presented an unprecedented marketing opportunity.

Full page advert in the BMJ

GP edition of the BMJ, 26 September 2020.

First do no harm

This is the opening of an Editorial published in the British Journal of General Practice, October 2020. The Cumberlege Review can be read in full here.

BUMP-TIOUS SCIENCE

Nearly all now agree that Phrenology was never science. History can help guide science. Today: can we be sure that everything understood as scientific is not as BUMP-TIOUS as our … Continue reading BUMP-TIOUS SCIENCE

Mr. SELL

This one minute film relates to our commercialised world. It is based on several old newspaper adverts. Music credit: ‘Impossible’ by C. Duncan This film is for Marion Brown and … Continue reading Mr. SELL

Doctors’ conflicts of interest

In my spare time, I gave over a decade to this cause. I submitted evidence to the Cumberlege Review. The following Editorial was published in the BMJ on the 21 … Continue reading Doctors’ conflicts of interest

‘A fresh supply of PATENT MEDICINES’

This is an extraordinary story. It is historical. It is true. It could never happen today? [open question] Click on ‘Dr Brodum’s’ portait to read this extraorinary story

‘A Guide to Old Age or A Cure for the Indiscretions of Youth’

Mimi Matthews in this blog describes how patent medicines were everywhere in he 18th and 19th century: “These various powders, potions, elixirs, and cordials were primarily peddled by quacks, some … Continue reading ‘A Guide to Old Age or A Cure for the Indiscretions of Youth’

Glad it’s all over

July 2020. CR229: a ‘Position Statement’ by the Royal College of Psychiatrists has been published: The Final report of the Patient Safety Group on Self-Harm and Suicide in Adults.  CR229: makes … Continue reading Glad it’s all over

‘HEAR OUR VOICE’

In today’s Sunday Post the following open letter was shared: There was a wide range of signatories to this letter including Baroness Cumberlege who chaired the recent First Do No … Continue reading ‘HEAR OUR VOICE’

Peter’s Lost Marbles

This film, made in 2011, which voiced my disquiet about the enthusiasm for the early diagnosis of dementia, generated such a defensive response that I felt I had to remove … Continue reading Peter’s Lost Marbles