NPC Archive Item: Don’t miss out on news you want to hear

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working. 4th February 2009 Don’t miss out on news you want to hear Make sure you are signed up to NPC Email updates — the free email alerting system that […]

NPC Archive Item: Publication bias identified for drugs receiving U.S licensing approval

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working. North American authors of an observational study have found evidence of incomplete and selective publication of clinical trials that supported successful licence applications to the FDA during the time […]

NPC Archive Item: Internet-based learning is effective

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working. Cook DA, Levinson AJ, Garside S, et al. Internet-Based Learning in the Health Professions. A Meta-analysis. JAMA 2008;300:1181–96 This review found internet-based learning is an effective way for health professionals […]

NPC Archive Item: News articles may not report drug research in an unbiased manner

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working. Hochman M, et al. News media coverage of medication research. Reporting pharmaceutical company funding and use of generic medication names. JAMA 2008;300:1544–50 16th October 2008 News articles reporting drug […]

NPC Archive Item: Seeding trials – marketing framed as science

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working. Hill KP et al.  The ADVANTAGE seeding trial: a review of internal documents.  Ann Intern Med 2008; 149: 251-258 Evidence suggests that some clinical trials may have more to […]