Dr Joe Today

November 12th, 20170253 Fairly quietly the effectiveness of this year’s flu vaccine in different ages groups has been released. Previously, Australis’s chief medical officer Professor...

October 9th, 201701100 The use of antidepressants has exploded over the last 20 years. It is estimated that one in ten people in the USA is on them and as many as one in four women in their...

August 28th, 20170372 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, 20170512 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, 20161874 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, 20160886 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, 201621245 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...
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