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The Geneesmiddelenbulletin (Dutch drug bulletin)

Aim. The Geneesmiddelenbulletin Foundation publishes a monthly bulletin intended for anyone involved in prescribing and providing medicines. Its purpose is to promote a more rational approach to pharmacotherapy, its primary focus being its usefulness for day-to-day practice, for the local pharmacotherapy discussion groups of general practitioners and pharmacists and for pharmacotherapy teaching at universities. Its feature articles and discussions of new products in particular strive to provide as comprehensive a picture as possible of all the relevant research so that readers, unimpeded by bias, can draw their own conclusions. The Geneesmiddelenbulletin (Gebu) uses these articles as the basis for an evidence-based approach to medicine, as this adds to the value of the information it presents.

The Geneesmiddelenbulletin Foundation is an a impartial organization, independent of third parties such as the pharmaceutical industry, government departments, professional organizations and patient groups. The Geneesmiddelenbulletin is actively involved in the International Society of Drug Bulletins (ISDB).

English versions. Starting in February 2014 summaries and conclusions of the main articles and the bulletin boards are translated in English and are published together with literature references on the website. The lay-out of these English sections are the same as the Dutch one.

General articles. You will also find a section with two general articles on the Geneesmiddelenbulletin in English. They deal with the role of drug bulletins and the drug ratings.