Tag: Cochrane Collaboration

Are antidepressants overused? : 75% of those who write these definitions have links to drug companies.

Contact: Emma Dickinson edickinson@bmjgroup.com 44-020-738-36529 BMJ-British Medical Journal Head to head: Are antidepressants overprescribed? Antidepressant prescriptions in the UK have increased by 9.6% in 2011, to 46 million prescriptions. Does this reflect overmedicalisation or appropriate treatment? Two experts debate the issue on bmj.com today. Glasgow GP, Dr Des […]

BMJ editor urges Roche to fulfil promise to release Tamiflu trial data: Or anything that shows the drug does more good than harm.

Contact: Stephanie Burns sburns@bmjgroup.com 44-020-738-36920 BMJ-British Medical Journal BMJ editor urges Roche to fulfil promise to release Tamiflu trial data Journal launches open data campaign to compel greater accountability in healthcare In an open letter to company director, Professor Sir John Bell, she says: “Billions of pounds of […]