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Big Pharma and Big Medicine: An Agenda for Collaboration

It is misleading to refer, as many do, to “the pharmaceutical industry”, since there is no such thing as a

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Timeline of events since the publication of Cochrane Review on Neuraminidase Inhibitors

Compiled by Tom Jefferson, Peter Doshi, Mark Jones, Rokuro Hama and Carl Heneghan This time line charts significant events since

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When I Use an Evidence Based Word . . .

4. From phonemes to roots If words can be traced back to roots, as I discussed in Part 3, so

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Pearls of wisdom for future leaders

Recently I had the opportunity to attend an annual research competition which brought together paediatric trainees from across Canada. It

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Better Decisions Require Research that Matters: Part 4

Poor quality evidence, lack of affordability and uninformed patients suggest an awful lot of research doesn’t actually matter. However, for

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Better Decisions Require Better Informed Patients: Part 3

The first two articles in this series pointed out we need better and more affordable evidence. Yet, even if affordable

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Better Decisions Require More Affordable Treatments: Part 2

Part 1 of this series pointed out we need better research to support better decisions. Market forces, though, may not

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Doctors should be able to prescribe exercise like a drug

Here is a pre-publication script (version 3) of an article published in the BMJ (version 4) where David Nunan argues

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Better Decisions Require Better Evidence: Part 1

The campaign starts at EvidenceLive 2016 – with  an open meeting to prioritise and explore the potential solutions to better

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The Sharapova drug story: What’s the evidence? Part 3

This is the third in a series of blogs where I’ve looked at the evidence behind the banned drug Meldonium,

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OCEBM Levels of Evidence

The Levels of Evidence help you to target your search at the type of evidence that is most likely to provide a reliable answer.

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Are outcomes-based overviews the best kept secret in health research?

When I tell people about my research group’s systematic review of systematic reviews, also known as an ‘overview’, my colleagues

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The Sharapova drug story: What’s the evidence? Part 2

In my previous blog I looked at the evidence for the use of Mildronate/Meldonium to *treat* a 17-year-old female with abnormal

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When I Use an Evidence Based Word . . .

3. From roots to words Earlier this year I went to Sam Wanamaker’s Globe Theatre in Southwark for a meeting of

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How Much Does Too Much Medicine Matter?

  Medicine needs to fit and not just multiply We face the challenge of the century, knowledge about medicine and

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