BMJ editorial: Healthcare information for all (13) Scientific papers and patents on substances with unproven effects

8 March, 2020

One of the most important World Medical Association (WMA) recommendations is the following: 'Combat myths and misinformation around healthcare through validated scientific and clinical evidence [1]. Action is now needed to take these recommendations forward [2].' I would like to share my work in this direction [3,4].

1. WMA statement on healthcare information for all. Adopted by the 70th WMA General Assembly, Tbilisi, Georgia, 2019.


2. Pakenham-Walsh N, Godlee F. Healthcare information for all. BMJ 2020;368:m759.


3. Jargin SV. Scientific Papers and Patents on Substances with Unproven Effects. Recent Pat Drug Deliv Formul. 2019;13(1):37–45

4. Part 2. Recent Pat Drug Deliv Formul. 2019;13(3):160–173

HIFA profile: Sergei Jargin is a lecturer at Peoples' Friendship University of Russia, Russian Federation. Professional interests: Healthcare. Email address: sjargin AT