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Should doctors recommend homeopathy? – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on July 15th, 2015.

In a head-to-head debate article in this week’s BMJ, UK academics argue the case for and against doctors recommending homeopathic products to their patients. Dr Peter Fisher, Director of Research at the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine, says the research to date shows some evidence of benefit and claims recent reviews — such as […]

Medical ethics and unconscious patients – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on May 14th, 2014.

Should we be concerned over the involvement of unconscious patients in medical research in New Zealand? The front page of today’s New Zealand Herald carried a story on a company seeking ethical approval for an antibiotics ‘non-inferiority’ trial involving comatose patients. The Health and Disability Ethics Committee minutes and the Auckland Women’s Health Council newsletter which […]

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