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I retired as a doctor 2 years ago. My career was in psychiatry for older adults and I succesfully campaigned for a Timely approach to the diagnosis of dementia. I … Continue reading [ F U N C T I O N A L ]

Do you think science is bullshit free?

As a species we are rather good at bullshitting! In the Observer, 18th July 2021, there was an interview on this subject with the cognitive scientist Martin Turpin: It would … Continue reading Do you think science is bullshit free?

Tackling overprescribing

This Editorial features in the current BMJ. It is worth reading in full. It begins with this headline: ‘LONG OVERDUE WITH A LOT TO DO” In the previous post I … Continue reading Tackling overprescribing

Mapping conflict of interests

The following original research, which maps conflicts of interest, has been published in the current BMJ. It reveals that industry is FLOURISHING in the ‘healthcare ecosystem’ and concludes that: “Policies … Continue reading Mapping conflict of interests