Friday, October 17, 2008

Chair of NICE on limits of RCTs and drug tests

Click on the link above (normally available for 1 week after broadcast) to hear Sir Michael Rawlins on the need to "reappraise the way we decide which drugs are effective, the head of drugs body NICE says. Chairman Sir Michael Rawlins made the argument in a speech to the Royal College of Physicians. He says controlled trials are not effective in finding out whether the drug is working in the real world." (Summary from Radio 4 website)

Podcast from Radio 4's Today Programme, 17th Oct 2008, 07:17