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This tablet may save your life

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 12 February 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:455
  1. Trisha Greenhalgh, general practitioner
  1. London

    A good way to sell a dubious product is to slap a label on it saying, “this could save your life.” If you surf the internet for long enough you can find such claims made for anything from megavitamins for the over 50s to gulp sized oxygen cylinders for stressed executives. What is extraordinary is that the claim is rarely made for drugs that could and do save lives.

    A friend of mine recently telephoned in a panic on …

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