side effects

Side-effects reporting for drug trials + more

Submitted by Carlyn Zwarenstein on September 16, 2014 - 12:00

Over the years, Open Medicine authors have taken a strong interest in research ethics and particularly the dangers of overly-close or conflicted relationships with pharmaceutical and medical device companies. As you may have intuited from the "closed for submissions" notice on our home page, for a variety of reasons Open Medicine is going to be closing up shop over the next couple of months.

Bad Science

Submitted by Carlyn Zwarenstein on March 27, 2014 - 06:52

If you are not familiar with Ben Goldacre, you really should do something about that.  A doctor (working now as an epidemiologist) who writes accessibly about the use and misuse of statistics and science (on his website, via Twitter, in a column in the Guardian newspaper, and in the books Bad Science and Bad Pharma), Goldacre has done a lot to help readers overwhelmed by junk statistics and lousy science and medical journalism, quack claims and alarmist Facebook posts.