60 years of practical, independent and trusted advice

DTB, the UK’s independent drug and therapeutics bulletin, is celebrating its 60th anniversary.

Since its launch as one of the first evidence-based medical publications, DTB has sought to enable healthcare professionals to make vital, impartial and trusted decisions on the harms and benefits of medicines. We reach thousands of healthcare professionals every year helping them to improve the health of patients.

Over the next few months we will be publishing a series of special articles and interviews with a focus on the importance of drug bulletins. We are also offering an exclusive 25% discount for new subscribers #DTB60

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In a series of interviews to mark the 60th anniversary of DTB, we talk to some of DTB’s Editorial Board members and other colleagues about their work and their involvement with DTB.
In the latest interview, recorded in May 2022, David Phizackerley (DTB’s deputy editor) talks to Joanna Girling, who is a consultant in obstetric medicine in north London and has been involved with DTB since 2006. Joanna talks about her clinical work, her role with establishing the local maternity network and her involvement in research. She also talks about supporting women who have pre-existing medical conditions and who are pregnant or who are planning pregnancy and the importance of checking that they are on the most appropriate medicines.

60th issue

Life begins at 60 – James Cave, Editor for DTB, considers the challenges ahead for independent drug bulletins in this editorial

Clarity to what was a confusing panoply of therapeutic choices Sir Patrick Vallance, fomer DTB Editorial Board Member, reflects on his time at DTB

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Chronic hypertension in pregnancy – as part of the pregnancy series, Anja Johansen-Bibby discusses the impact and treatment of chronic hypertension

Mandatory disclosure of all pharmaceutical and medical device companies’ payments to healthcare providers – Sidney Wolfe on learnings from the USA

   “We can expect to see a significant increase in drugs coming into clinical use based on limited efficacy data and safety data that will be reliant on post-marketing surveillance and real world data…as well as an increase in…commercial arrangements with manufacturers. The need for independent scrutiny has never been more important.

                                                                                                                                                        – Dr James Cave, Editor DTB

Explore DTB’s milestones in this interactive infographic