Tag Archives: AllTrials

Hard cases make bad medicine

I wrote a couple of weeks ago about the Ebola outbreak and the ethics of using drugs untested on humans to combat Ebola. Understandably, the pressure to use untested drugs is always at its highest in an outbreak of disease, as we saw during the swine flu epidemic of 2009. In that case, governments across […]

The case of the missing evidence

Elementary, my dear Watson. It didn’t need the return of Sherlock Holmes to work out that you can’t take a fully-informed decision without knowing all the evidence. I wrote a year ago about the scandalous situation that exists in the field of medicines research, where pharmaceutical companies can quietly hide away inconvenient data from clinical […]