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

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?

‘Realistic Medicine: Valuing People”

Alongside my NHS Lothian colleagues in psychiatry I have received an invitation to the Realistic Medicine Conference for 2018. It is entitled “Valuing People”. I have repeatedly made clear my … Continue reading ‘Realistic Medicine: Valuing People”