15 March 2008 (Vol 336, Issue 7644)

Editor's Choice

A legal framework for drug safety

BMJ 2008;336:7644 (Published 13 March 2008)

News

Pfizer asks journal for comments made by peer reviewers

BMJ 2008;336:575.1 (Published 13 March 2008)

UK experts call for national system to evaluate diagnostic tests

BMJ 2008;336:575.2 (Published 13 March 2008)

In brief

BMJ 2008;336:576.1 (Published 13 March 2008)

Company accused of exploiting unique features of drug to retain market share

BMJ 2008;336:576.2 (Published 13 March 2008)

UK government tightens rules on drug trial results

BMJ 2008;336:576.3 (Published 13 March 2008)

Demand for prescription drugs in rich areas rises after abolition of charges in Wales

BMJ 2008;336:577.1 (Published 13 March 2008)

GPs accept government’s offer on extended hours as lesser of two evils

BMJ 2008;336:577.2 (Published 13 March 2008)

China wants to make health care more affordable to poor

BMJ 2008;336:578.1 (Published 13 March 2008)

Children’s hospital under pressure to end “grotesque” ties with McDonald’s

BMJ 2008;336:578.2 (Published 13 March 2008)

Rich countries are accused of “snatching” doctors from poor ones

BMJ 2008;336:579.1 (Published 13 March 2008)

Venezuelan doctors resent presence of thousands of Cuban doctors in their country

BMJ 2008;336:579.2 (Published 13 March 2008)

94% of patients suing Merck over rofecoxib agree to company’s offer

BMJ 2008;336:580.1 (Published 13 March 2008)

Drugs to treat rheumatoid arthritis may have cardiovascular benefits

BMJ 2008;336:580.2 (Published 13 March 2008)

Power cut to hospitals in Gaza for 8-12 hours a day

BMJ 2008;336:580.3 (Published 13 March 2008)

Scientists consider meat pie mammography and self heating bathtubs

BMJ 2008;336:581.1 (Published 13 March 2008)

Doctors hope consensus on brain death in China will boost transplants

BMJ 2008;336:581.2 (Published 13 March 2008)

Uptake of bowel screening is only 33% among UK South Asians

BMJ 2008;336:581.3 (Published 13 March 2008)

People with learning difficulties face abuse in health settings

BMJ 2008;336:581.4 (Published 13 March 2008)

Poor communication, poor training, and chaotic drug rounds contribute to drug errors

BMJ 2008;336:581.5 (Published 13 March 2008)

Editorials

Incentives to quit smoking in primary care

BMJ 2008;336:567 (Published 13 March 2008)

Editorials - continued

Giving antioxidants to infants with Down’s syndrome

BMJ 2008;336:568 (Published 13 March 2008)

Evaluating laboratory diagnostic tests

BMJ 2008;336:569 (Published 13 March 2008)

Illness in people with intellectual disabilities

BMJ 2008;336:570 (Published 13 March 2008)

Government’s response to the Tooke inquiry into Modernising Medical Careers

BMJ 2008;336:571 (Published 13 March 2008)

Short Cuts

All you need to read in the other general journals

BMJ 2008;336:582 (Published 13 March 2008)

Research

Analysis

Letters

This week's Letters section

Needs in adolescents

BMJ 2008;336:573.1 (Published 13 March 2008)

Typical British malaise

BMJ 2008;336:573.2 (Published 13 March 2008)

Selection bias in cluster trial

BMJ 2008;336:573.3 (Published 13 March 2008)

Pilot educational interventions

BMJ 2008;336:573.4 (Published 13 March 2008)

National “twin study”

BMJ 2008;336:574.1 (Published 13 March 2008)

A crucial juncture

BMJ 2008;336:574.2 (Published 13 March 2008)

An inconvenient truth

BMJ 2008;336:574.3 (Published 13 March 2008)

Observations

Biologically speaking, parliament decides there is no alternative

Nigel Hawkes

BMJ 2008;336:588 (Published 13 March 2008)

The return of the spoof

Bob Burton

BMJ 2008;336:589 (Published 13 March 2008)

Views & Reviews

A wing and a prayer: the tale of an in-flight emergency

Osman A Dar

BMJ 2008;336:616 (Published 13 March 2008)

The scourge of the drug pirates

Ike Iheanacho

BMJ 2008;336:617 (Published 13 March 2008)

Views & Reviews - continued

Supermarket sweep

Des Spence

BMJ 2008;336:618.1 (Published 13 March 2008)

Having a nose for it

Wendy Moore

BMJ 2008;336:618.2 (Published 13 March 2008)

There will be blood

Theodore Dalrymple

BMJ 2008;336:619.1 (Published 13 March 2008)

The Unmasking of Medicine

James Curran

BMJ 2008;336:619.2 (Published 13 March 2008)

Obituaries

This week's Obituaries section

Eduard Aleksandrovich Stepanov

BMJ 2008;336:620 (Published 13 March 2008)

John Short Happel

BMJ 2008;336:621.1 (Published 13 March 2008)

Ruth D’Arcy Hart

BMJ 2008;336:621.2 (Published 13 March 2008)

Thomas Dunn Herriott

BMJ 2008;336:621.3 (Published 13 March 2008)

John Derrick Morris

BMJ 2008;336:621.4 (Published 13 March 2008)

Robert Nash

BMJ 2008;336:621.5 (Published 13 March 2008)

Susan Elizabeth Openshaw (née Scott Stokes)

BMJ 2008;336:621.6 (Published 13 March 2008)

Clinical Review

Prescribing for older people

BMJ 2008;336:606 (Published 13 March 2008)

Practice

Minerva

Minerva

BMJ 2008;336:622.1 (Published 13 March 2008)

Minerva

BMJ 2008;336:622.2 (Published 13 March 2008)

Features

Cabin fever

BMJ 2008;336:584 (Published 13 March 2008)

The gene detective

BMJ 2008;336:586 (Published 13 March 2008)

Filler

Congenital coronary artery disease

BMJ 2008;336:605 (Published 13 March 2008)