Anthony Cox

E-Cigarettes

Here's a link to my brief piece on e-cigs in The Pharmaceutical Journal: No drug is safer without regulation and that includes nicotine. Licensed e-cigarettes used as part of pharmacists’ smoking cessation role would be a step forward. Concern at the meeting that e-cigarettes were becoming an “easy fix” was…

UKIP and MMR

A fascinating nugget about UKIP in The Economist: on a non-political issue, more UKIP voters were inclined to think the MMR jab (for mumps, measles and rubella) was unsafe, and a staggering 13% thought it was certainly harmful; a view not shared by any measurable proportion of voters for other…

In defence of Jeremy Hunt, again.

Jeremy Hunt and homeopathy. It's a red rag to a bull. a health secretary who believes in homeopathy should see a dentist who believes in the tooth fairy http://t.co/sDEb0mKBsO via @guardian — Edzard Ernst (@EdzardErnst) May 8, 2014 This is utterly appaling. RT @JJ_159: Jeremy Hunt sent pro-homeopathy studies to…

Yellow Card Scheme 50 today

Tuesday will see the 60th year since the breaking of the four minute mile by Roger Bannister, but today has an equally important milestone. The UK's Yellow Card scheme for the collection of spontaneous reports of suspected harm from medicines was started 50 years ago today. [caption id="attachment_2669" align="aligncenter" width="592"] The 1964 letter…