Dr Joe Today

August 28th, 20170299 Some numbers are so big that one can struggle to comprehend them. Fierce Pharma reported that in the decade from 2007, drugs losing their patents had total sales of...

June 12th, 20171472 Every year a number of new drugs come onto the market. Some are greeted with fanfare while others just slide in. There is an assessment process to bring pharmaceuticals...

October 24th, 20161832 There was an interesting review published in The Lancet about the placebo rate in use of antidepressants. The review found that that the placebo response rate had...

October 3rd, 20160832 Conflicting views have again emerged about statin medications in two leading British Medical Journals. Statins are used to lower cholesterol and have been the best...

May 16th, 201621210 We live in a time of paradox. In the western world (indeed in almost all countries) life expectancy is increasing. Historically people had to worry about not having...

May 2nd, 20160952 This year we have lost much musical talent. The passing of Prince is another loss that is being mourned. The sudden nature of his passing has of course led to much...

April 25th, 20160925 In most western countries inflation is under reasonable control. Prices are rising for most consumer goods by 2% or less. In addition to this as technology advances the...
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