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Despite a tireless sales campaign by doctors and the drug industry, half of all women prescribed HRT stop within six months, according to a recent survey by the National Opinions Polls, and four out of five do so without telling their GP (GP, 22 January 1993)
In the world of medicine, the old conundrum which comes first, the chicken or the egg? has transformed into: which comes first, the disease or the medication? This is most apparent in AIDS diagnosis where the confusion concerns what HIV actually causes and whether the diseases considered to be part of the syndrome come before or as a result of the medication prescribed