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Selected Editorials/Letters

  1. Poor adherence to gonorrhoea treatment guidelines in general practice in England.
    Mohammed H, Sile B, Furegato M, Fifer H, Hughes G.
    The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners 2016 07;66(648):352.
  2. The CPRD and the RCGP: building on research success by enhancing benefits for patients and practices
    Kousoulis A, Rafi I, de Lusignan S.
    Br J Gen Pract Feb 2015, 65 (631) 54-55; DOI: 10.3399/bjgp15X683353
  3. Limitations of prior event rate ratio adjustment
    Gallagher A.
    BMJ 2009
    In response to: BMJ. 2009 Jan 27;338:b81.
    PMID: 19174434
  4. Low-level prescribing not necessarily good prescribing
    Teeling-Smith G
    Prescriber (July 1990); 37-42
  5. Addressing drug discontinuation using the VAMP research data bank
    Lis Y, Chukwujindu J, Cockburn I
    Therapie (1993); 48: 427
  6. Is co-trimoxazole safe? (letter)
    Jick H, Derby LE
    Lancet (1995); 345: 1118-1119
  7. Haemophilus influenza vaccine (letter)
    Jick H, Withers JM, Dean AD
    Br J Gen Pract (1995); 45(391): 107
  8. Risk of acute myocardial infarction and low-dose combined oral contraceptives (letter)
    Jick H, Jick SS, Myers MW, Vasilakis C
    Lancet (1996); 347: 627-628
  9. A Database worth saving (commentary)
    Jick H
    Lancet (1997); 350: 1045-1046
  10. General practice research database provides detailed anonymised data.
    Lockwood MJ.
    BMJ. 1996;313(7059):757.
  11. The UK general practice research database
    Walley T, Mantgani A
    Lancet (1997); 350: 1097-1099
  12. Use of the UK General Practice Research Database for pharmacoepidemiology
    Garcia Rodriguez LA, Perez Gutthann S
    Br J Clin Pharmacol (1998); 45: 419-425
  13. General Practice Research Database for prescribing analysis (letter)
    Frischer M, Chapman S, Bashford J, Norwood J, Heatlie H
    Lancet (1998); 351: 453-454
  14. Conceptions and terminations after the 1995 warning about oral contraceptives (letter)
    Furedi A, Paintin D
    Lancet (1998); 352: 323-324
  15. Seasonal variations in the incidence of acute myocardial infarction (letter)
    Meier CR
    J Am Coll Cardiol (1998); 32: 2103-2104
  16. Oral contraception and health
    Vessey MP
    Br J Gen Pract (October 1998); 1639-1640
  17. Pharmacovigilance into 2000
    McNamee D
    Lancet (1999); 354: 1406
  18. Prescription of proton pump inhibitors: indications may be more specific than suggested by GP records (letter)
    Mant J, Murphy MFG, Vessey MP
    Br Med J (1999); 318: 534
  19. Antidepressants and upper gastrointestinal bleeding
    Li Wan Po A
    Br Med J (1999); 319: 1081-1082
  20. DoH seems to have underestimated incidence of venous thromboembolism in users of combined oral contraceptives (letter)
    Lawrenson RA, Whalley A, Simpson E, Farmer RDT
    Br Med J (1999); 319: 387

  1. Drug treatments that reduce fracture rate are underused after vertebral fractures (letter)
    Torgerson DJ, Dolan P
    Br Med J (1999); 318: 1698
  2. Third generation oral contraceptives: Caution is still justified (editorial)
    Skegg DCG
    Br Med J (2000); 321: 190-191
  3. Pitfalls of pharmacoepidemiology (editorial)
    Skegg DCG
    Br Med J (2000); 321: 1171-1172
  4. Association between SSRIs and upper gastrointestinal bleeding (letter)
    Br Med J (2000); 320: 1405-1406
  5. Netting an important database (editorial)
    Lancet (2001); 357: 649
  6. How to set priorities in heart care (forum)
    Ashcroft D
    Pharmaceutical Journal (2001); 266:334-335
  7. Revitalizing the General Practice Research Database: plans, challenges, and opportunities
    Wood L, Coulson R
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf (2001); 10:379-383
  8. The general practice research database: role in pharmacovigilance.
    Wood L, Martinez C.
    Drug Saf. (2004); 27(12): 871-81.
  9. The potential of UK clinical databases in enhancing paediatric medication research.
    Wong IC, Murray ML.
    Br J Clin Pharmacol. (2005) Jun;59(6):750-5.
  10. Up-to-date findings show change in acute otitis media consultation trend [Letter].
    Thompson, P.L., Murray, M.L., Sharland, M. and Wong, I.C.K.
    British Journal of General Practice. 2006;56:379-380
  11. Pragmatic randomised trials using routine electronic health records: putting them to the test.
    van Staa TP, Goldacre B, Gulliford M, Cassell J, Pirmohamed M, Taweel A, Delaney B, Smeeth L.
    BMJ. 2012;344:e55
  12. Unlocking the research potential of the GP electronic care record.
    Wallace P, Delaney B, Sullivan F.
    Br J Gen Pract. 2013 Jun;63(611):284-5.
    PMID: 23735377