Tell Us News Not History!

Research is a very strange thing.  The topics selected by researchers do not seem to have any direction.  They are selected at the whim of the researcher who decides what question needs to be addressed.  Consequently, …

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Have a Heart

For many years, conditions were treated and doctors did not really know whether they were achieving anything. Doctors tried to achieve good glycaemic control in people with diabetes without really knowing whether anything was being achieved. …

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Trial behind closed doors?

“An MP’s Committee has warned that drugs companies routinely withhold results of clinical trials from doctors, leaving them poorly informed about how to treat patients” This report from the Public Accounts Committee arose as a result …

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Statin The Obvious?

If ever there was a “wonder drug”, then a statin would have a good chance of being called by such a name.  New guidance from America suggests that even more people would benefit from taking a …

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Trial & Error

The recent impact of the long trial on the benefits of HRT has again rasied the whole  question of clinical trials. The report: “Schierbeck LL, Rejnmark L, Tofteng CL et al, Effect of hormone replacement therapy …

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HRT on Trial?

Few if any things have had such a pharmaceutical roller-coaster ride than Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT).  Let’s just look at the last 15 years. In the mid- to late nineties, HRT was the flavour of the …

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