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Tamiflu - the US press conference

Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is a neuraminidase inhibitor, developed by Roche, for the treatment of seasonal and pandemic influenza. Yet for the first time a comprehensive review of the data, by independent researchers, has shown that the claims for Tamiflu’s effectiveness have been overestimated, and that harms have been underreported.

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Here is the audio of a recent press conference where researchers and the BMJ's editors describe the findings of that research, and the systematic regulatory failures those findings expose.

    Taking part were:
  • Fiona Godlee - The BMJ editor in chief
  • Carl Heneghan - Director of Oxford University's Centre for Evidence Based Medicine
  • Peter Doshi - Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research
  • Elizabeth Loder - The BMJ clinical epidemiology editor
  • David Tovey - Editor in chief, Cochrane Library
  • Ben Goldacre - Founder of the AllTrials campaign

10/04/2014 02:10

Triptans for the acute treatment of migraine

Mabel Chew, The BMJ's practice editor, talks to Tamara Pringsheim, a neurologist from the University of Calgary, about the use of triptans for acute treatment of migraine.

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Triptans for symptomatic treatment of migraine headache

07/04/2014 20:31

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Henri IV

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HIV shoots up

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WHO disclosure

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