British Medical Journal

British Medical Journal News

MCI corrupt, clinical trials body a snake pit: Harsh Vardhan

He has called the Medical Council of India a “corrupt organisation".

First, give the patient right to know

We can create national watchdogs like Britain’s National Fraud Authority, which has brought down corrupt practices in the National Health Service.


Doctor’s dirty secret

David Berger’s experience of the Indian health system highlights how corrupt practices can steadily erode the trust and respect with which doctors were previously regarded.

What ails our healthcare system? Australian medical practitioner blows the whistle

Dr Berger highlights how kickbacks and bribes oil every part of the healthcare machinery.

Strong medicine

An article in a British journal draws attention to familiar evils of the Indian health system

BMJ article on graft in Indian healthcare creates stir

The article has seen response in the form of an editorial by a noted doctor in India, and a campaign against corruption in healthcare by BMJ that will start with a focus on India.


Journal attempts to bring healthcare to poll arena

BMJ says the idea of inviting suggestions from experts is to start a trend of health becoming an election issue.

Diabetes drugs may be linked to pancreatic cancer

Heightened risk of pancreatic cancer in patients being treated with diabetic drugs.

Bollywood 'youth films' found full of tobacco use

Half of top-grossing 'youth-rated' films released in 2006-08 showed tobacco usage,says a study.

People taking statins face an increased risk of developing diabetes: Researchers

Treatment with high potency statins like atorvastatin may increase the risk of developing diabetes