17 March 2012 (Vol 344, Issue 7848)

Editor's Choice

This week's Editor's Choice section

Prophesying doom

BMJ 2012;344:e2070 (Published 15 March 2012)


This week's News section

Whistleblower lawsuit claims Takeda concealed harms of diabetes drug

BMJ 2012;344:e2002 (Published 13 March 2012)

Passage of health bill into law is unlikely to help GPs “heaving under the pressure” of NHS changes

BMJ 2012;344:e2043 (Published 13 March 2012)

Genetic manipulation of crops could offer healthier food, say scientists

BMJ 2012;344:e2030 (Published 13 March 2012)

Man is granted right to seek declaration allowing a doctor to kill him

BMJ 2012;344:e2035 (Published 13 March 2012)

Expert group is to examine the effect and value of the NHS constitution

BMJ 2012;344:e1798 (Published 12 March 2012)

BMJ invokes new Texan freedom of speech law to fight Wakefield libel case

BMJ 2012;344:e2051 (Published 14 March 2012)

Basic healthcare needs of care home residents are being neglected by commissioners

BMJ 2012;344:e1742 (Published 8 March 2012)

In brief

BMJ 2012;344:e2018 (Published 13 March 2012)

Anaesthetics journals retract further articles after ethics approval is found lacking

BMJ 2012;344:e2019 (Published 13 March 2012)

Be wary of signing deals for telehealth technologies, conference hears

BMJ 2012;344:e1750 (Published 8 March 2012)

Teenage smoking is an “epidemic,” says US surgeon general

BMJ 2012;344:e2004 (Published 13 March 2012)

High Court quashes GMC’s findings that psychiatrist abused his position

BMJ 2012;344:e2025 (Published 13 March 2012)

China is urged to compensate people infected with HIV through illegal blood selling

BMJ 2012;344:e1740 (Published 8 March 2012)

Stakeholders appeal for more kidney donations in Europe

BMJ 2012;344:e1797 (Published 12 March 2012)


This week's Editorials section

Antipsychotic prescribing in nursing homes

BMJ 2012;344:e1093 (Published 23 February 2012)

Higher senior staffing levels at weekends and reduced mortality

BMJ 2012;344:e67 (Published 10 January 2012)

Antiretroviral therapy and the prevention of sexually transmitted HIV infection

BMJ 2011;343:d7796 (Published 2 December 2011)

Tic disorders

BMJ 2012;344:d7659 (Published 5 January 2012)

Treating sciatica in the face of poor evidence

BMJ 2012;344:e487 (Published 13 February 2012)


Research - continued


This week's Feature section

Speeding up access to new drugs

BMJ 2012;344:e999 (Published 17 February 2012)

Hospitals: what do they do and how much does it cost?

BMJ 2012;344:e1759 (Published 14 March 2012)

Sports and exercise doctors: the unsung heroes of champions

BMJ 2012;344:e1787 (Published 14 March 2012)



This week's Letters section

Case against psychoanalysis in modern mental health services was unsubstantiated rhetoric

BMJ 2012;344:e1773 (Published 14 March 2012)

Psychoanalytical psychotherapy is distinct from psychoanalysis

BMJ 2012;344:e1795 (Published 14 March 2012)

The exaggerated claims of the mental health industry

BMJ 2012;344:e1791 (Published 14 March 2012)

Psychoanalysis helps doctors understand patients

BMJ 2012;344:e1775 (Published 14 March 2012)

Health professionals can benefit from psychoanalysis

BMJ 2012;344:e1774 (Published 14 March 2012)

At least 25% with a mental health problem is a conservative estimate

BMJ 2012;344:e1776 (Published 14 March 2012)

Health benefits matter, not tax revenue

BMJ 2012;344:e1781 (Published 14 March 2012)

Motorway safety is not a major public health problem

BMJ 2012;344:e1779 (Published 14 March 2012)

MHRA works hard to ensure that medical devices work and are safe

BMJ 2012;344:e1784 (Published 14 March 2012)

Hormone replacement therapy provides no overall benefit on quality of life

BMJ 2012;344:e1785 (Published 14 March 2012)

Author’s reply to Thornton

BMJ 2012;344:e1788 (Published 14 March 2012)

Why no mention of private sector in appraisal of GP led commissioning?

BMJ 2012;344:e1794 (Published 14 March 2012)

Authors’ reply to Moylett

BMJ 2012;344:e1796 (Published 14 March 2012)


This week's Observations section

Deaths from smoking: the avoidable holocaust

Tony Delamothe

BMJ 2012;344:e2029 (Published 14 March 2012)

Views & Reviews

This week's Views & Reviews section

Are nurses better than doctors?

Des Spence

BMJ 2012;344:e2010 (Published 14 March 2012)


Robin Ferner

BMJ 2012;344:e2028 (Published 14 March 2012)

NHS “reform” in England: where is the public interest?

David J Hunter, Gareth H Williams

BMJ 2012;344:e2014 (Published 14 March 2012)

What a nerve

Theodore Dalrymple

BMJ 2012;344:e2036 (Published 14 March 2012)

A New Electronic Theory of Life (1925)

James Stark

BMJ 2012;344:e2032 (Published 14 March 2012)


This week's Obituaries section

Alfred Nowell Hamilton Peach

BMJ 2012;344:e1764 (Published 14 March 2012)

Peter John Fenton

BMJ 2012;344:e1219 (Published 22 February 2012)

Syed Hasan

BMJ 2012;344:e1051 (Published 17 February 2012)

Francis Patrick Marsh

BMJ 2012;344:e1052 (Published 14 February 2012)

George Adam Newsholme

BMJ 2012;344:e1048 (Published 14 February 2012)

Mushtaq Abdul Rasool

BMJ 2012;344:e1059 (Published 14 February 2012)

Robert Basil Woodd-Walker

BMJ 2012;344:e1047 (Published 14 February 2012)

Peter John James Wren

BMJ 2012;344:e1057 (Published 14 February 2012)

Clinical Review

This week's Clinical Review section

Female genital mutilation: the role of health professionals in prevention, assessment, and management

BMJ 2012;344:e1361 (Published 14 March 2012)


This week's Practice section

Practice Pointer: Healthier ageing

BMJ 2012;344:e1214 (Published 12 March 2012)

Easily Missed?: Phaeochromocytoma

BMJ 2012;344:e1042 (Published 20 February 2012)


This week's Endgames section

A 34 year old man with bilateral anterior uveitis and a rash

BMJ 2011;343:d6831 (Published 31 October 2011)

Branches of the abdominal aorta

BMJ 2012;344:e516 (Published 14 March 2012)

Parametric v non-parametric statistical tests

BMJ 2012;344:e1753 (Published 14 March 2012)


This week's Minerva section


BMJ 2012;344:e1767 (Published 14 March 2012)


BMJ 2012;344:e1768 (Published 14 March 2012)

Research News

This week's Research News section

All you need to read in the other general journals

BMJ 2012;344:e1800 (Published 14 March 2012)