September 2016: a request for the immediate retraction of Study 352

The full list of signatories to this letter of September 2016: Jay D. Amsterdam, MD Leemon B. McHenry, PhD Jon N. Jureidini, MB, PhD Bernard J. Carroll, MBBS, PhD, FRCPsych … Continue reading September 2016: a request for the immediate retraction of Study 352

‘Ghostwriting is designed to evade detection’

The full article has been made open-access and can be accessed here along with all references and links.

The Psychopharmacology Committee of the Royal College of Psychiatrists

Almost a year has passed since I last considered the Psychopharmacology Committee of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. This committee has ten members including the Chair. Here is a summary … Continue reading The Psychopharmacology Committee of the Royal College of Psychiatrists

“This unique event will bring together world leaders in research on depression”

This event hosted by the Royal Society of Medicine will take place at 1 Wimpole Street, London on the 29th January 2019. It has been approved for 6 CPD points. … Continue reading “This unique event will bring together world leaders in research on depression”

Paid opinion leaders and GSK

The quote above is from Corridors of power, Chapter 5, by C P. Snow: The following U-turn by GSK was reported in the BMJ: This led the BMJ Editor in Chief … Continue reading Paid opinion leaders and GSK

“He delivered piercing insights”

The Royal College of Psychiatrists describes “7 highlights” from its “sold-out”, and no doubt lucrative, International Congress 2018 which this year was held in Birmingham. The Royal College of Psychiatrists … Continue reading “He delivered piercing insights”

“The Inflamed Mind”

A few weeks ago, on my way to work, I was listening to Radio Scotland. One of the lead news reports was based on an interview with Professor Ed Bullmore … Continue reading “The Inflamed Mind”

The lawn was white with doctors

               

Science radically different from the past

Four small molecules, the nucleotides – or bases – adenine, cytosine, guanine and thymidine: (A, C, G and T). At King’s College London, the biophysicist Maurice Wilkins and the X-ray … Continue reading Science radically different from the past

Truth of an industry and the transparency of a profession

GlaxoSmithKline is fined record $3bn in US, published 3 July 2012 Reply by Dr Peter J Gordon as rapid-response to the BMJ, 10th July 2012. Truth of an industry and … Continue reading Truth of an industry and the transparency of a profession