Full disclosure: I am prescribed several pharmaceuticals:
Also: the ointment/cream
I want to thank Dr J. Owen and Dr Gordon Arbess for this daily regimen, and the pharmacists at Vinay Pharmacy, the most caring pharmacy in Toronto. It's located on 1025 Gerrard Street East.
Okay. Here's the poop from New Statesman's scoop:
Letter from the ABPI
Reply from Ben GoldacreI could go on. There are
serious ongoing problems
in the pharmaceutical industry,
which rushed journalists have sadly neglected.
Doctors and patients need the results of all clinical trials, to make informed decisions about the risks and benefits of treatments. Companies continue to withhold this information, with the complicity of medicines regulators and NICE — National Institute for Clinical Excellence in what country I haven't yet determined [NICE Pathways covers clinical guidelines, technology appraisals, public health and social care advice, quality standards and implementation toolsNICE Pathways is an interactive tool for health and social care professionals providing fast access to NICE guidance and associated products*], as I document in my book. This is a global scandal that puts patients at risk. Digression:
*In Canada, however, we have NICE/INSPA - Initiative national pour le soin des personnes agées? National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly. — Albert Gedraitis
Who are we?
NICE is an international network of researchers, practitioners and students dedicated to improving the care of older adults, both in Canada and abroad.
Our members represent a broad spectrum of disciplines and professions, including geriatric medicine, gerontological nursing, gerontological social work, gerontology, rehabilitation science, sociology, psychology, policy and law.Through our international arm, the International Collaboration for the Care of the Elderly, we have researcher and student partners in nine countries: Australia, China, England, Germany, India, Israel, Scotland, South Africa and Switzerland.
Back to Ben Goldacre's text in the New Statesman: