Demolition derby: JAMA, BMJ, and Wall Street Journal health blog

It’s not a cardiology issue, but we can’t help being amazed at some of the “frank” talk and raw emotions on display in a new post by David Armstrong in the Wall Street Journal health blog. Armstrong recounts what happens when he spoke to JAMA editors about a letter that appeared on the British Medical Journal website criticizing a JAMA study on the antidepressant Lexapro. We won’t go into details here, but strongly recommend you read Armstrong’s account in which JAMA editor Catherine DeAngelis tells Armstrong that the BMJ letter writer is a “nobody and a nothing.” This demolition derby is far from being over, we predict.


  1. […] critic who had published a letter in BMJ criticizing a JAMA author’s conflict of interest. We labelled the  incident a “demolition derby,” as the JAMA editors seemed bent on a course of self-destruction in their single-minded efforts to […]

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