Iain Chalmers: Fundamental Failings in Clinical Research
Sir Iain Chalmers rips into clinical researchers for not understanding what is know, not stating clearly what their research adds, and not publishing negative or 'disappointing' results.
Peter Doshi: Lessons from Tamiflu experience
Dr. Doshi explains what lessons were learned from the Tamiflu case.
Gordon Guyatt: Overview of meta-analysis and methods
Gordon Guyatt explains meta-analyses and the methodologies to use when conducting a meta-analysis.
Peter Gotzsche: Deadly Medicines and Organized Crime
Dr. Gotzsche explains the ways in which the pharmaceutical industry practices "gangsterism", presenting themes from his new book.
Paula Williamson: Improving Health by Improving Trials
Paula Williamson, a professor at the University of Liverpool's Institute of Translational Medicine, discusses shortcomings in current methodology in conducting clinical trials and discusses how these problems might be overcome.
Lillie Shockney: The Value of Patient Advocacy in Laboratory Research
Lillie Shockney, a nurse and Associate Professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, recently gave a talk on the ways in which patient advocacy can make clinical research
transparent and meaningful to patients and their families. Her personal experiences inform a viewpoint which prioritizes clear communication and attention to quality of life issues when involving patients in research projects.
See the slides from the presentation here (PDF).