Thiomersal

Thiomersal, a preservative used in vaccines and bugbear of the anti-vaccinators, has been given a clean bill of health [PDF] by the Committee on Safety of Medicines: 'Three new studies reinforce CSM advice from 2001 that there is no evidence of neurological adverse effects caused by thiomersal in vaccines according…

Interesting article in JAMA

Interesting article in JAMA today. Focus groups conducted with physicians and patients looked at attitudes towards disclosure of medical errors. Patients want apologies and emotional support from doctors, but doctors are concerned about legal liability. Although doctors wanted to tell patients about their errors, they often 'chose their words carefully.'…
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