Monthly Archives: September 2013

Who judges the inspectors?

ISO 17025 is being forced on the labs performing forensic testing.  The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee has been considering the issues.  While scientists have been slow to recognise the limitations of the cartel’s inspection system, a QC … Continue reading

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The Men Who Made Us Thin

Jacques Peretti made a fascinating series of TV programmes to follow The Men Who Made Us Fat. The Men Who Made Us Thin shows how the various elements of the weight loss industry have failed to make much impact on … Continue reading

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The slavery of audit

The Bulletin of The Royal College of Pathologists printed a perceptive letter summarising the history of audit, its move from the numeracy-based professions into clinical practice, and its growing use as a tool of political oppression: “the enslavement of human thought and endeavour … Continue reading

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