Tag Archives: Drugs

Pharmaceutical industry regulation undermines NICE drugs appraisal work

Regulation of the pharmaceutical industry: promoting health or protecting wealth? From Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine Government policies that support UK pharmaceutical science and enhance export income are costing the NHS millions and undermine the National Institute for … Continue reading

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Market-access agreements for anti-cancer drugs

From Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine  The system that allows patients rapid access to expensive new treatments lacks transparency and penalises small and low-income countries unable to negotiate lower prices with pharmaceutical manufacturers. the authors of this essay … Continue reading

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‘The Wire’ constitutes an important cultural paradigm of drug policy debates

‘No one wins. One side just loses more slowly’: The Wire and drug policy From Theoretical Criminology Recent years have seen the significant growth of criminological interest in various forms of media and their symbolic and textual meanings. Since television … Continue reading

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Harm reduction strategies to minimise the risk of hepatitis C transmission in prison

Harm reduction behind bars Prison worker perspectives From SAGE Open Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is one of the most commonly notified communicable diseases in Australia. While the risk is greatest in people with a history of injection drug use, … Continue reading

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Making sense of addiction terminology

Through a glass darkly: can we improve clarity about mechanism and aims of medications in drug and alcohol treatments? From Journal of Psychopharmacology This paper offers clarity and structure on confusing drug and alcohol addiction terminology for prescribers, users and … Continue reading

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The Index on Censorship Science debate – Is transparency bad for science? #datadebate

Last week was the launch of the latest issue of Index on Censorship’s award winning magazine. A particularly topical one for us at SAGE this time, as it focusses on Science. Natasha at Index kindly let us repost her summary … Continue reading

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