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European Medicines Agency Destroys the Dam: Slight Dampness Results (29 Nov 2012)

Richard Lehman, BM, BCh, MRCGP

Richard Lehman recounts an EMA data transparency workshop during which ideas for how to execute its new policy of allowing access to all data submitted for drug licensing were discussed.

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Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: November 26th (26 Nov 2012)

Richard Lehman, BM, BCh, MRCGP

This week’s topics include fish oil and postoperative AF, low-dose aspirin for preventing recurrent VTE, a long-term comparison of endovascular and open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm, and more.

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Author of Trial on Transcendental Meditation and Heart Disease Responds (24 Nov 2012)

Robert H. Schneider, MD, FACC

Dr. Robert H. Schneider, lead author of a recent study on cardiovascular benefits of Transcendental Meditation, responds to Larry Husten’s corrected critique of that study.

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Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: November 19th (19 Nov 2012)

Richard Lehman, BM, BCh, MRCGP

This week’s topics include multivitamins and cancer prevention in men, a comparison of atorvastatin with or without a PCSK9 Antibody in primary hypercholesterolemia, type-2 diabetes screening and population mortality over 10 years, and more.

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Mysterious Disappearing Paper Finally Crops Up in Journal (15 Nov 2012)

Larry Husten, PhD

An article about the potential cardiovascular benefits of transcendental meditation takes a circuitous route to publication.

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Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: November 12th (12 Nov 2012)

Richard Lehman, BM, BCh, MRCGP

This week’s topics include multivitamins for the prevention of CVD in men, the TRILOGY ACS trial, statin use and reduced cancer mortality, and more.

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Better Evidence, More Comparators Needed in Device Research (7 Nov 2012)

Rita F Redberg, MD, MSc

Rita Redberg expands on her research letter in the current JAMA critiquing the lack of good comparative effectiveness data for new, high-risk medical devices.

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Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: November 5th (5 Nov 2012)

Richard Lehman, BM, BCh, MRCGP

This week’s topics include fish consumption, omega-3 fatty acids, and cerebrovascular disease; HRT and cardiovascular disease in recently menopausal women; and more.