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  • newMalaria on rise in crisis-hit Venezuela, WHO says
    GENEVA (Reuters) - Malaria is spreading rapidly in crisis-hit Venezuela, with more than an estimated 406,000 cases in 2017, up roughly 69 percent from a year before, the largest increase worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.…
    - 22 hours ago, 24 Apr 18, 1:16pm -
  • newAstraZeneca flop a fresh blow to cancer immunotherapy combination
    LONDON (Reuters) - The concept of combining two immunotherapy drugs to fight lung cancer - not so long ago one of the hottest ideas in cancer research - has suffered a fresh blow from the failure of an AstraZeneca clinical study.
    - 23 hours ago, 24 Apr 18, 11:57am -
  • UK bans Sanofi epilepsy drug without pregnancy prevention plan
    LONDON (Reuters) - A Sanofi drug for epilepsy and bipolar disorder linked to thousands of birth defects has been banned in Britain for use in women or girls of child-bearing age, unless they are on a special pregnancy prevention program.
    - 1 day ago, 24 Apr 18, 8:32am -


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Open Medicine

  • What should be done about Health Canada?
    This weekend the Toronto Star published a thought-provoking op-ed arguing that in the light of Health Canada's incompetence or outright neglect (summed up pretty well in an editorial published today in the same paper) in failing to demand that Apote…
    - 29 Sep 14, 3:38pm -
  • Side-effects reporting for drug trials + more
    Over the years, Open Medicine authors have taken a strong interest in research ethics and particularly the dangers of overly-close or conflicted relationships with pharmaceutical and medical device companies. As you may have intuited from the "closed…
    - 16 Sep 14, 4:00pm -
  • Drug safety in the news
    We've looked at the issue of drug safety from different angles through various Open Medicine papers. Never this one though. In today's Toronto Star. Topics: drug safetymedications
    - 12 Sep 14, 2:34am -
  • Funding systems and what gets funded
    So, IS there a creativity deficit in science? If there is, what's causing it? This article by scientist Ben McNeil looks at publish-or-perish, the problem with preliminary data, risk-averse funding, the age bias and lots more. Definitely worth checki…
    - 5 Sep 14, 9:01pm -
  • Getting medical marijuana laws right
    An interesting piece today relating to Canada's evolving laws on medical marijuana. The general issue is in the news all the time, these days, in everything from the business section to sports. And of course, Open Medicine has covered the issue befor…
    - 26 Jul 14, 1:47am -
  • CBC News on Joep Lange, triple therapy for HIV, and Dr. Lange''s links to the Canadian research community
    "If we can get cold Coca–Cola and beer to every remote corner of Africa, it should not be impossible to do the same with drugs."More on Joep Lange, who died on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17:…
    - 21 Jul 14, 7:34pm -
  • Healthcare system woes
    A recent report from the Commonwealth Fund, a non-profit, private American foundation, compares the U.S. healthcare system with a number of its international counterparts.The study uses a number of measures to determine success, and tries to assess…
    - 18 Jul 14, 5:12pm -
  • Drug development in the sharing economy
    Sharing—what a concept. With scientific research tending in two directions—on one hand, towards more proprietary knowledge and more expensive and limited access, and on the other, towards open data and open access publications—it is interesting…
    - 23 Jun 14, 5:55pm -
  • Media release: Guide to noninferiority trials for novel therapies
    A clinician’s guide to the assessment and interpretation of noninferiority trials for novel therapiesOpen MedicineA peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal.FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEA new paper published today in Open Medicine offers a guide to…
    - 6 May 14, 10:42am -
  • Open Access is for patients too.
    A flurry of study on the topic of open access--always, of course, of special interest around here--as I prepare a talk for a festival of arts and science in Toronto (more on that, to come), on the experience our journal has had with open access from…
    - 1 May 14, 1:17am -