Placebo controlled trials of ondansetron for postoperative nausea and vomiting

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7024.183b (Published 20 January 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:183
  1. James B D Palmer,
  2. Chris G Haigh,
  3. Trevor G Gibbs,
  4. Charlotte M Taylor
  1. Director Group Medical Operations, GlaxoWellcome, Greenford, Middlesex UB6 0HE
  2. Head, anaesthesiology and antiemesis Director Medical strategy manager International Medical Affairs, GlaxoWellcome, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB11 1BU

    EDITOR,—Rebecca L Aspinall and Neville W Goodman conclude that patients who participated in placebo controlled studies investigating the role of ondansetron in the management of postoperative nausea and vomiting were denied access to effective treatment.1 This is not correct: no patient was denied access to effective treatment, and the health and wellbeing of patients are …

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