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

The Psychopharmacology Committee

Two years have passed since I last considered the Psychopharmacology Committee of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. This committee has increased its membership from 10 to 14. Here is a … Continue reading The Psychopharmacology Committee

‘Scotland’s terrible record on drugs deaths’

The Sunday Post, 27 June 2021, included a news special based on recently published research. Analysis  by Stirling University of the prescriptions for 350,000 Scots found one in 10 was … Continue reading ‘Scotland’s terrible record on drugs deaths’