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February 12th, 2010

Podcast 74: How two SSRIs apparently interfere with tamoxifen therapy.

We talk with Dr. Catherine Kelly about her study in  BMJ showing serious interference of some SSRIs with tamoxifen therapy in breast cancer. The study was conducted using Canadian provincial databases. Reach us at 1-617-440-4374 or by email to jelia@jwatch.org. Interview article: BMJ study Physician’s First Watch coverage Medical news links: Back pain guidelines Inflammatory bowel disease and venous […]


November 22nd, 2009

Podcast 66: Niacin versus ezetimibe in the face of high cardiovascular risk — a conversation with the ARBITER 6-HALTS trialist Allen Taylor

One of the more intriguing pieces of research presented at the American Heart Association this week (and simultaneously released online in the New England Journal of Medicine) shows that extended-release niacin outperforms ezetimibe in high-risk patients. We talk with Dr. Allen J. Taylor, the study’s first author. Contact us at 1-617-440-4374 or write jelia@jwatch.org. This edition’s links: […]


October 10th, 2008

Podcast 15: The week’s news, plus an interview with Dr. Alexi A. Wright about her article in JAMA on end-of-life conversations and their cascading benefits

The medical news gods were generous this week, providing a wealth of stories to choose from. Plus, the Nobel prizes were announced. We’re especially fortunate to have an interview with a researcher whose findings relate directly to your clinical work. Journal Watch links: Patients and Caregivers Benefit from End-of-Life Discussions Tiotropium Alleviates Symptoms, Doesn’t Reduce […]


October 6th, 2008

Podcast 14: News roundup and interview with Dr. Michael Hochman about his JAMA paper on how the news media cover drug research.

The week ending Oct. 3, 2008, was relatively slow for medical news, but crammed with news of every other sort. This week’s interview features Michael Hochman, a third-year resident in internal medicine who has just published a paper on how the media cover research on new drugs. It seems they don’t make a habit of […]


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