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Letters Judging benefits and harms of medicines

Put more trust in the trustworthy and less in the untrustworthy to improve judgement of medicines

BMJ 2017; 358 doi: (Published 19 September 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j4202
  1. Mary Madden, lecturer in applied health research
  1. School of Healthcare, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Leeds, Leeds LS 2 9JT, UK
  1. m.t.madden{at}

The Academy of Medical Sciences recommends involving patients, carers, and the public in research as a means of tackling concerns about the erosion of public trust, overmedication, and conflicts of interest.1 Patient and public involvement, …

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