March 16th, 201201329There has been a lot of debate about conflicts of interest in medicine. Doctors cannot wear two hats. Either they can work for industry or sit on panels advising health authorities. They cannot do both.
October 1st, 201101338We need to reinstate basic simple values and be prepared to say when something or someone is wrong. We also need a reinstatement of people being held accountable for the actions they take.
September 2nd, 201121284There is another screening and intervention program, which sounds warm and fuzzy but will also do far more harm than good. This is the proposal for early intervention in teenagers to prevent psychosis.
July 1st, 201111376President, Jimmy Carter told congress in 1977 “Penalties against possession of a drug should not be more damaging to an individual than the use of the drug itself”.The current war on drugs causes more damage to (mainly young) people than the use of drugs.
February 12th, 201111226Antibiotics have been used excessively and we now find more bacteria are becoming resistant.We need to know when and when not to use antibiotics. Furthermore we need to be supporting our own immune systems.