Last week the Council for Evidenced-Based Psychiatry (CEP) called for “the implementation of a UK Sunshine Act to make transparent the financial relationships between doctors and pharmaceutical companies & the … Continue reading ‘CEP calls for UK Sunshine Act’
A few selected quotes from the BMJ, 30 March 2019:
This is a current Editorial in the BMJ by associate Professor Joseph S Ross of Yale School of Medicine:
The above photograph is of me standing this morning outside the bricked-up, free of light, Forth Defences, at Braefoot. It felt to me an appropriate place to go given this … Continue reading The Scottish Government rejects sunshine legislation
The support of the BMJ Editor in Chief to address meaningfully financial conflicts of interest in medicine and science is most welcome. As an NHS doctor of 25 years I … Continue reading ‘The willingness among some . . .’
I shared the above post (and film) with the Scottish Government and I have received the following response: The Government states “in our view this was an appropriate response to … Continue reading No Sunshine for Scotland!
The Chief Medical Officer’s third annual report, Practising Realistic Medicine, was published on Friday, 20th April 2018 It was introduced as follows: “Realistic Medicine has always had people at its heart. This … Continue reading Strong Clinical Leadership
If this headline represents the approach of the Scottish Government, well I worry. It is doctors, not pharmacists, that are licensed to prescribe and to withdraw any prescription. The scientific community shares the … Continue reading I am a worrier and I worry for Scotland’s Minister for Health