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  • On the 26th May 2016, Professor Peter C. Gøtzsche and Deputy Director Karsten Juhl Jørgensen, along with others, filed an official complaint about how the European Medicines Agency handled the HPV safety issue. Below is an overview of all correspondence about this complaint: 13th July 2017Reply to the European Ombudsman26th June...
    7 August 2017
  • A Cochrane systematic review on immediate-release methylphenidate for adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) was withdrawn from the Cochrane Library on 26 May 2016 after substantial criticism of its methods and flawed conclusions. Retraction of scientific papers on this basis is unusual but can be necessary. The withdrawn...
    27 July 2017
  • Today, evidence-based medicine is facing multiple serious challenges. Some claim that EBM has been hijacked by vested interests. We see an emphasis on surrogate outcomes with uncertain clinical value, on statistically significant results with marginal clinical benefit, and even outright manipulation of data. Publication bias and selective outcome...
    22 June 2017
  • Cochrane, a global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers and people interested in health, is proud to announce its newest Associate Centre, Cochrane Sweden.The new Cochrane Sweden Centre is located in the city of Lund, and is affiliated with the Department of Research & Development / Section for HTA Analysis,...
    10 May 2017
  • With most votes of the 11 candidates, Professor Peter C. Gøtzsche joined the Cochrane Governing Board early in 2017. The Board is currently comprised of 13 members. Some are elected by the Cochrane Collaboration’s members and some are external directors appointed by the Board.Peter is one of the co-founders of Cochrane and has made a number of...
    10 May 2017
  • Women have been told for decades that they need to attend their routine breast screening appointments to detect early signs of breast cancer. However, a new major study, conducted by researchers at the Nordic Cochrane Centre in collaboration with researchers from Norway, looked into the effects of breast cancer screening programmes and have found...
    8 May 2017
  • Cochrane podcasts deliver the latest Cochrane evidence in an easy to access audio format, allowing you to stay up to date on newly published reviews wherever you are.Each Cochrane podcast offers a short summary of a recent Cochrane review from the authors themselves. They have been recorded in 33 languages and are brief, allowing everyone from...
    7 May 2017
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