A shot in the backBMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6980.677a (Published 11 March 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:677
- Bill Inman
Most of us suffer from back pain at some time in our lives. When analgesic tablets, physiotherapists, osteopaths, and faith healers have failed us we may turn to the anaesthetist, who will try injecting lignocaine or steroids into the extradural space at the bottom of the spine. All forms of treatment carry some risk, and occasionally something will go wrong. The question is, who is to blame?
World in Action set out to investigate claims that a multinational drug company had pressured doctors into giving steroids by an unauthorised route—into the epidural space. …
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