Editor's choiceBMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7066.0 (Published 09 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:0
More, better research now
Faced with the glut of medical information, some researchers wonder whether it isn't time to stop and take stock of what has already been researched before embarking on any more. But the message of several editorials, papers, and letters in this week's journal is that lots more research is needed, and now.
Take the latest generation of anti-epileptic drugs. They all seem better than placebos, but that's as far as the studies have got (p 1169). Shouldn't prescribers know for a particular …