306. Opioids

It only within the last few months that I have been made aware of the huge scandal that arises from the promotion, sales and use of the painkillers, opioids in the USA. It has been described by Time Magazine as “the deadliest drug crisis in American history” Overdoses of this drug are responsible for the […]

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305. A Comparison between the approaches to Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) by Dr David Unwin and Diabetes UK

For some time, I have been urging Diabetes UK to take account of the work of Dr David Unwin, the Southport GP, who has been extremely successful in treating those with T2D. As a result, he has achieved national and international recognition. In 2016, Dr Unwin was selected as NHS Innovator of the Year. Within

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304. Sulphonylureas increase cardiac deaths but are still recommended for use after Metformin in type two diabetics in Scotland.

This article is by kaitiscotland and was first published on 15th February 2018. The original article can be sourced here: diabetesdietblog.com/2018/02/15/sulphonylureas-increase-cardiac-deaths-but-are-still-recommended-for-use-after-metformin-in-type-two-diabetics-in-scotland/ I am most grateful to Emma Baird for permission to re-post on this blog. Background After the cardiovascular issues with rosiglitazone, cardiovascular safety trials had to be conducted for all new anti-hyperglycemic agents. However,

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300. HEALTHY EATING: THE BIG MISTAKE

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299. Another Medical Martyr, Dr. Waney Squier (Part Four. The Implications of the Actions by the Tribunal and the Court)

A shortage of expert witnessess The fall-out from these decisions are very serious indeed. Although an expert may genuinely believe that he/she is expressing an opinion based on knowledge and experience, has been properly instructed and has been accepted as an expert by the court, a lay disciplinary tribunal can still override this. Despite the

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298. Another Medical Martyr, Dr. Waney Squier (Part Three. The Appeal to the High Court)

Appeal to the High Court It is no surprise that Dr.Squier appealed against this decision of the General Medical Council (GMC) in the High Court. The hearing was held in October 2016 and the findings are in this report (1). From Dr. Squier’s perspective, the outcome was something of a mixed bag. The Medical Practitioners’

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