Archive for October, 2016

Treating serious vitamin B12 deficiency: a case of risk-benefit balancing gone mad

32 by / on 17 Oct 2016, / in evidence based medicine

Have you heard about the NHS trust that recently introduced an incredibly brutal, and possibly illegal, form of drug rationing to save money? Patients suffering post -operative pain will get half the dose normally required to keep them comfortable, kidney dialysis will be done twice a week rather than three and all diabetics will get the same amount of daily insulin regardless of their blood sugar levels.

Current Posts – 17 October 2016

by / on 17 Oct 2016, / in editorial

 Several million people in the […]

The serious trust deficiency afflicting medical advice and what to do about it

27 by / on 8 Oct 2016, / in evidence based medicine

Trust me I’m a doctor has become a knowing, cynical catch-phrase but the underlying truth is that we do need to trust our doctors, not only because trusted doctors exert a beneficial healing effect but also because we are entrusting them with something precious – our health.

Current Posts – 8 October 2016

by / on 8 Oct 2016, / in editorial

The secret data from statin […]

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