Guest blog by Kim Klausner, Tobacco Digital Library Manager, University of California, San Francisco, USA The Drug Industry Document Archive (http://dida.library.ucsf.edu) has added 241 documents about the marketing of Seroquel from the files of AstraZeneca.
Archives for February 2010
A recently released report from the US Senate Finance Committee led by Senator Charles Grassley (who has also queried several medical journals, and medical schools, regarding their policies on ghostwriting) concludes that drug manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline
This week in PLoS Medicine: Economic burden of diabetes complications; Role of T cell count in HIV treatment; Tool to identify hospital infection clusters; and more!
Read the new papers published in PLoS Medicine this week, including three Research Articles – the first finds that major diabetes complications are a huge economic burden to health care systems across all economic regions,
Astonishingly, for most clinical areas there is no general consensus on what outcomes should be reported in clinical trials. Alhough one speciality, Rheumatology, has gone a very long way towards addressing this issue in the
Guest blog by Gemma Ortiz, Neglected Diseases Senior Advocacy and Liaison Officer, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Barcelona, Spain Over 1 billion people, about one-sixth of the world’s population, are infected with one or more neglected
Much progress has been made over the past few years in ensuring that clinical trials are better designed, reported and published. Initiatives such as trial registration, requirements for protocols to be made available for reviewers,
Guest blog by Steven Welch, Consultant in Paediatric HIV and Infectious Diseases, Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham, United Kingdom. Today is the fourth and last day of the 17th CROI (Conference on Retrovirology and Opportunistic Infections) in
Earlier this week NPR ran an item about how anti-smoking efforts have evolved over the decades. Since 1984 when the first nicotine gum became available over the counter, nicotine replacement therapy drugs have been promoted
This week in PLoS Medicine: HIV resistance in women treated with nevirapine; Charging less for more effective treatments; Developing guidelines for better reporting
Read the new papers published in PLoS Medicine this week, including a Research Article that confirms that a single dose of nevirapine (sdNVP) can lead to HIV treatment failure in women, another Research Article that
On the COPE blog I just put up a short post on how, even early in their medical careers when preparing dissertations, junior doctors seem to be accepting guest authors as the norm. A poll