Monographs in the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6980.663 (Published 11 March 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:663

Seem to be biased

  1. M D Vickers*
  1. Professor of anaesthetics University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff CF4 4XN

    EDITOR,—The Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin, published by the Consumers' Association, gives the impression that its (unsigned) monographs are unbiased and accurate. Thus when I am well informed about the topic it comes as a shock to find every appearance of bias. A recent issue includes a monograph on tramadol, which has been available in the United Kingdom since last June but in use elsewhere since 1977 and registered in 45 other countries.1 Yet the monograph says that “experience is limited.”

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