Year 2015 (49)

Edition nr. 2


www.imodium.nl

The comforting website message that ‘Imodium® restores the balance’ appears to be intended first and foremost to sell more of the product, and certainly does not tell the whole story of diarrhoea. What is especially worrying is that nowhere does ...

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Ten myths about the pharmaceutical industry

1. Drugs are expensive because of the high costs of research and development.
The pharmaceutical industry is among the three most profitable industry sectors, in their case based on the production of medicines. The industry likes to spread the myt ...

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NHG Guideline on acute diarrhoea

The Guideline on Acute Diarrhoea published by the Dutch College of General Practitioners (NHG) provides recommendations for diagnosing and treating acute (presumably infectious) diarrhoea. It rightly devotes much attention to effective rehydratio ...

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Dimethyl fumarate, Tecfidera® (Biogen Idec)

Dimethyl fumarate is a derivative of fumaric acid used in the systemic treatment of psoriasis vulgaris (Gebu 2011; 45: 121-132). Until recently, fumarates were only available as magistral preparations, and in Germany also as a proprietary product ...

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Medical devices: evidence-based use of primary hip and knee prostheses

1. Kesselheim A, Avorn J. New and unproved medical devices. BMJ 2013; 347: f7413.
2. Godlee F. The trouble with medical devices. BMJ 2011; 342: d3123.
3. Sedrakyan A. Metal-on-metal failures─in science, regulation, and policy. Lancet 2012; 379: 11 ...

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