Legal and other Statements
Conflict of Interest Statement
I do not and have never received any money or financial gifts from pharmaceutical or medical device companies. In fact I actively avoid drug representatives, this includes refusing all gifts such as pens and chocolate. I also try my best to avoid medical education sessions where there is pharmaceutical company sponsorship, however in New Zealand this is almost impossible to do and attendance is often required for annual accreditation. If I do attend I never go to sessions where the speaker has been paid to speak by a pharmaceutical company. I also do not allow any advertising on this site of any kind, and it is completely personally funded.
For all case reports in the blog, identifying information is significantly altered to protect confidentiality. This includes for example routinely altering the name and age and the cases are often composites of multiple patients or are entirely fictitious.
Medical advice statement
All opinions expressed are the opinions of myself, and do not necessarily represent the views of any past or present employers and organisations with which I have been affiliated.
Jack of all organs, master of none,
though oftentimes better than master of one.