Who is wagging the dogs tail?

Before I retired as an NHS psychiatrist I made a ‘Subject Access’ inquiry to the Royal College of Psychiatrists. The heavily redacted response revealed that the College operates in dark … Continue reading Who is wagging the dogs tail?

“Ten FACTS”

The International Congress of the Royal College of Psychiatrists is underway in Edinburgh. Yesterday’s “education” drew to a close with this session: All ‘FACTS’ were provided by Paid Opinion Leaders. … Continue reading “Ten FACTS”

A blot, a stain, or perhaps something worse?

In my dictionary I find this definition of ‘blot’: On learning that GSK will resume paying doctors to promote its drugs after a “policy U turn”, Fiona Godlee, Editor in … Continue reading A blot, a stain, or perhaps something worse?

“Packaging up old myths”

Last week the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) held its Annual Conference: The Pharmaceutical Industry are concerned about an “affordability conundrum”: This BBC Report from November 2014: “Pharmaceutical Industry … Continue reading “Packaging up old myths”