Be careful who you criticise

Lancet editors discuss the case of a science writer, Simon Singh, and what happened when he wrote an opinion piece in the Guardian (UK) about claims by chiropractors, who promptly sued him. The original article can be found on an external site after being pulled from the Guardian’s website after the original complaint from the … Continue reading Be careful who you criticise

Vested interests in healthcare, as usual

Amy Wang and colleagues from Mayo Clinic write about the tendancy for authors with financial ties to GlaxoSmithKline to write favourably about the drug Rosiglitazone, which has been linked to increased risk of myocardial function and is arguably less useful than another drug on the market, Pioglitazone. Both drugs are used in diabetes care. Fiona … Continue reading Vested interests in healthcare, as usual