Part of the joys of studying at the Liverpool Tropical School of Medicine is the weekly Wednesday lunchtime lectures. This week we were treated to investigative journalist Deborah Cohen (@deb-cohen), an award winning medically qualified TV, print and radio reporter, as well as being an editor on the British Medical Journal.
Dr Cohen gives us a glimpse of her dark world, interviews ‘on’ and ‘off’ the record; brown envelopes; the manipulation of the evidence for the pandemic flu; Roche withholding oseltamivir data, and the ‘pick and mix’ approach animal researchers take in publishing their studies.
The final question of the day: “What do you think about the treatment of Bawa-Garba?” was met with, “…lets turn the recording equipment off”. I’ve left you with two articles regarding the issue from Deborah Cohen but she promises more to come and I hope her skills and passion will assist all those involved.
Further Deborah Cohen Articles:
- Oseltamivir: another case of regulatory failure?
- Oxford TB vaccine study calls into question selective use of animal data.
- Infographic: MVA85A Study Timeline
- Back to blame: the Bawa-Garba case and the patient safety agenda
- How should doctors use e-portfolio in the wake of the Bawa-Garba case?
- Search Deborah Cohen articles