Television and radio should be used to disseminate important information

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7047.1672b (Published 29 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1672
  1. Judy Murty,
  2. Janet Harris,
  3. Stephen Killick
  1. Clinical director Research fellow Director National Coordinating Unit for Clinical Audit in Family Planning, University of Hull, Hull HU6 7RX

    EDITOR,—Since the Committee on Safety of Medicines' statement about the safety of third generation oral contraceptives1 concerns have been expressed about how information was disseminated during the “pill scare.” Sally Hope is concerned about how similar messages might be handled in future.2

    The National Coordinating Unit for Clinical Audit in Family Planning has looked at the recent dissemination of information warning of the risks associated with oral contraceptives. In initial reports, family planning professionals complained that they received …

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