"Check-up Your pills to Save Your Life"

No 10

Letter from abroad

Wolfgang Becker Bueser
Arznei-telegram (Germany)

Corticosteroids Pulse Therapy

No evidence of pulse-therapy with very high dose corticosteroids
Q and A
HAMA, Rokuro
Acute spinal injuries: false evidence
KIMOTO, Yasusuke
Ulcerative colitis: Japanese local therapy with no evidence
TANIDA, Noritoshi
Nervous system disorders: very limited evidence
BEPPU, Hirokuni

Topical Corticosteroids (by editorial team)

Drug Information Leaflets for Patients (by editorial team)

  1. Prednisolone: Essential
  2. Hydrocortisone (oral): Essential
  3. Hydrocortisone (injection): Essential


Medicine in films:
Spinal Injuries in Films
KIMOTO, Yasusuke
Tricks in the approval of new medicines
Tricks in the approval of Iressa (Gefitinib): an anti-lung cancer drug
Bioethics in lay language (10)
History bioethics in Japan (2)
TANIDA, Noritoshi
Essay: "Why and how I stopped to take anti-cancer medicine?"
TANIDA, NoritoshiHARUMOTO, Sachiko
History of Drug Disasters: injection-induced muscle contractions
TANIDA, NoritoshiKISHI, Mitsuya
Interview by the Editor:
(Essential drug campaign coordinator: Medicines Sans Frontieres Japan)
"Essential drug campaign by Medicines Sans Frontieres"
Guest: HIRABAYASHI, Fumiko


What is prostatic cancer?
Is screening tests necessary? Is resection necessary?
KIMOTO, Yasusuke

Editorial by NPOJIP

Iressa (gefitinib) should be banned. Full disclosure of information and complete inspection by the third party is inevitable
HAMA, Rokuro