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  • The Cochrane Collaboration’s Governing Board of Trustees voted unanimously on 25th September to terminate Professor Peter Gøtzsche’s membership of the organization, and his present position as a Member of the Governing Board and Director of the Nordic Cochrane Centre. Cochrane is a collaboration: an organization founded on shared values and an...
    26 September 2018
  • This October, it is 25 years since both the Cochrane Collaboration and the Nordic Cochrane Centre were established. To commemorate this occasion, we will host a symposium featuring a series of lectures that exemplify how our research at the Nordic Cochrane Centre has contributed to healthcare and evidence-based medicine over the last 25 years. We...
    14 September 2018
  • Researchers from the Nordic Cochrane Centre have assessed the medical advertisements published in the Journal of the Danish Medical Association [Ugeskrift for Læger] during 2015. Based on this assessment, we conclude that medical advertisements lead to a more expensive and less evidence-based treatment of the patients.The association between...
    3 September 2018
  • Testing Treatments - Better Research for Better HealthcareThe book Testing Treatments is now available in Danish with the Danish title, "Virker din behandling?". Testing Treatments was written to address a fundamental healthcare question: ‘How do we ensure that research into medical treatments best meets the needs of patients?’  ...
    20 August 2018
  • MSc Tarang Sharma defended her PhD dissertation on 23 April 2018.  She studied the effects of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) on suicidality, violence and quality of life based on clinical study reports.Why study the effects of depression pills in clinical study reports?...
    1 August 2018
  • Researchers at the Nordic Cochrane Centre have examined randomized trials of the effect of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) on preventing new suicide attempts in people admitted after a suicide attempt. They found that the therapy halves the risk of suicide.The systematic review assessed 10 randomised trials, which included eight trials from...
    4 December 2017
  • Recently, France has conducted an independent review of their breast screening programme and the Steering Committee concluded that the programme should either be terminated or strongly reformed. A trio of leading experts within mammography screening, Vice Director Karsten Juhl Jørgensen from our centre, Professor Alexandra Barratt from the...
    13 November 2017
  • 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 (EMA) handled the HPV safety issue. Below is an overview of the most important correspondence about this complaint:2 November 2017Our Assessment of the...
    2 November 2017
  • Researchers from the Nordic Cochrane Centre have reviewed animal studies for effects of long-term use of drugs against Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The findings show that long-term use may impair the reproductive system, with some studies showing delayed sexual maturation. There were a total of 17 studies available, published...
    11 October 2017
  • This autumn a new documentary, “Diagnosing Psychiatry,” will shed light on the scientific career and efforts of Professor Peter C. Gøtzsche in changing the field of psychiatry. It portrays the uphill battle Peter experiences when he, supported by the patients, advocates for a more humane psychiatric practice, with very little use of psychiatric...
    5 October 2017

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