“Promulgating therapeutic recommendations”

The following letter, written by Dr Philip Cowen and Dr Chris Thompson, was published in the BMJ in October 1994 [this, as it happens, being mid-way through the ‘Defeat Depression … Continue reading “Promulgating therapeutic recommendations”

“Attacks on antidepressants”

As published in the Lancet, July 2014: Four-out-of-five of the authors of this ‘correspondence’ are known to have repeatedly worked  for the pharmaceutical industry and three-out-of-five are career-long  paid opinion … Continue reading “Attacks on antidepressants”

“If they stopped listening to industry”

Recently, Dr Helen Salisbury, shared in her BMJ perspective some personal thoughts on the influence of industry on human health [please note: Dr Salisbury was considering industry-influence at its widest … Continue reading “If they stopped listening to industry”

On the values of trust and kindness

In recent times, the reporting of UK politics has focussed on the values guiding the behaviour of those in power. The following comment is from a newspaper editorial:This is the … Continue reading On the values of trust and kindness