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Bittersweet charity: An investigation into the relationship between big pharma, antidepressants and mental health charities in the UK (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Williams, R. D. (2017, July). Bittersweet charity: An investigation into the relationship between big pharma, antidepressants and mental health charities in the UK. Paper presented at EGOS

This paper explores the relationship between mental health charities and pharmaceutical companies in the UK. Ultimately concluding that, whilst historically antidepressant manufactures have used charities to promote their marketing messages, they now... Read More about Bittersweet charity: An investigation into the relationship between big pharma, antidepressants and mental health charities in the UK.

What a tangled web we weave? An investigation into the collaboration of healthcare professionals and ‘Big Pharma' (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Williams, R. D. (2017, July). What a tangled web we weave? An investigation into the collaboration of healthcare professionals and ‘Big Pharma'. Paper presented at CMS 2017

On the 30th June 2016, The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) published a list on their website titled ‘Disclosure UK’. The list contains information on payments received by HCPs from pharmaceutical companies. With 50,2083 entr... Read More about What a tangled web we weave? An investigation into the collaboration of healthcare professionals and ‘Big Pharma'.

A randomised controlled trial comparing opt-in and opt-out home visits for tracing lost participants in a prospective birth cohort study (2015)
Journal Article
Bray, I., Bray, I., Noble, S., Boyd, A., Brown, L., Hayes, P., …Tilling, K. (2015). A randomised controlled trial comparing opt-in and opt-out home visits for tracing lost participants in a prospective birth cohort study. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 15(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12874-015-0041-y

© 2015 Bray et al. Background: Attrition is an important problem in cohort studies. Tracing cohort members who have moved or otherwise lost contact with the study is vital. There is some debate about the acceptability and relative effectiveness of op... Read More about A randomised controlled trial comparing opt-in and opt-out home visits for tracing lost participants in a prospective birth cohort study.

Melancholy and the infinite treatments: An investigative study into the marketing of antidepressants
Thesis
Williams, R. D. Melancholy and the infinite treatments: An investigative study into the marketing of antidepressants. (Thesis). Cardiff University

In the 1990s the estimated prevalence of depression was two thousand times higher than in the 1960s (Leader 2008a; 2013). This astronomical rise in depression corresponded with the launch of blockbuster antidepressants released in the late 1980s: sel... Read More about Melancholy and the infinite treatments: An investigative study into the marketing of antidepressants.