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BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 03 April 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:742

Majority of BMJ readers want to shift responsibility for sick notes: Just over half of respondents to our poll asking whether responsibility for signing people off sick should be transferred from GPs to occupational health teams said it should: 56% (415) said yes and 44% (324) said no. Visit to vote in this week’s poll.

Eli Lilly settles out of court for $15m: The drug maker Eli Lilly has agreed to pay the state of Alaska $15m (£7.6m; €9.5m) in an out of court settlement after the state sued it for failing to warn adequately that its antipsychotic drug olanzapine (Zyprexa) caused serious and sometimes fatal side effects, such as weight gain and diabetes.

GMC offers guidance on disabled medical students: The General Medical Council …

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