Monday Sep 26, 2022

October 2022 - two freebies, advertising woes, paracetamol (again) and standing up to Pharma

In this podcast, James Cave (Editor-in-Chief) and David Phizackerley (Deputy Editor) talk about the October 2022 issue of DTB. They discuss whether the language used in announcements from organisations such as NHS England, NICE and the MHRA regarding new medicines is appropriate and highlight concerns that some press releases are at risk of promoting POMs to the public ( They review a study that assessed the effect that regular doses of paracetamol had on blood pressure ( and talk about an article that discusses the role played over the past 20 years by groups, organisations and individuals that have been critical of the pharmaceutical industry (

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