Back in the driving seat: Industry

Historical backdrop (the last decade): UK Key Opinion Leaders argued robustly and consistently for an early approach to the diagnosis of dementia without articulating uncertainties, risks and necessary ethical aspects of person-centred … Continue reading Back in the driving seat: Industry

Marketing of “education” to psychiatrists in training

I was recently circulated this at work and asked to share it with trainee psychiatrists. BAP is the acronym for the British Association for Psychopharmacology I would not share this … Continue reading Marketing of “education” to psychiatrists in training

How much is too much medicine?

I do hope that Scotland’s Realistic Medicine campaign will consider all the points raised by Dr Louisa Polak in this letter to the BMJ:

I am a worrier and I worry for Scotland’s Minister for Health

If this headline represents the approach of the Scottish Government, well I worry. It is doctors, not pharmacists, that are licensed to prescribe and to withdraw any prescription. The scientific community shares the … Continue reading I am a worrier and I worry for Scotland’s Minister for Health