Blog posts by Igho Onakpoya

Igho Onakpoya

About Igho Onakpoya

Research Fellow in Evidence Based Practice and Pharmacovigilance

5 things to consider before you do a systematic review

Conducting a systematic review can be an interesting but challenging process. Here, Igho Onakpoya and Elizabeth Spencer offer you the

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Is Africa a dumping ground for harmful medicines?

If a drug caused harmful effects after approval and had been withdrawn in some countries, where would you think that

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High costs of orphan medicines

Do the high costs of orphan medicines (medicines used to treat rare diseases) provide good value for money? This is

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Altitude and hypertension

There is a controversy about the impact of altitude on blood pressure. So, will living at high altitude predispose you

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TAMIFLU: BE CAREFUL, LEST BE MISLED

If you wanted to conduct an independent assessment of the clinical usefulness of a drug, would it be wise to

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Weight loss supplements: do they work?

An offshoot of the increased prevalence of overweight and obesity is the proliferation in the market of weight loss supplements

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Weight loss supplements: do they work?

An offshoot of the increased prevalence of overweight and obese individuals is the proliferation, in shops and on the internet,

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Chlorogenic acids in green coffee & BP

Dozens of dietary supplements are marketed for blood pressure control, but the evidence for effectiveness for most is not established.

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