Prenatal exposure to cannabis, overdiagnosis, and counterfeit medicines: Most read articles in April

Prenatal exposure to cannabis, public definitions of overdiagnosis, and counterfeit medicines in Peru

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The Top 10 Most Read papers list this month contains a number of new entries, many of which have been published within the current issue. They come from a wide range of of areas and some have attracted attention via press release, blogs and discussion online. In the top spot is a systematic review and meta-analysis by Gunn et al which was published with an accompanying press release at the start of the month, assessing the effects of use of cannabis during pregnancy on maternal and fetal outcomes. In at numbers 3 and 5 respectively are Medina et al with a retrospective review on drug alerts related to counterfeit medicines in Peru; and Hirono et al, who explore the usefulness of health impact assessment in trade negotiations. Complete with an interview with the lead author on the BMJ Open blog, Ghanouni et al enter the list at number 8 with their survey of public definitions of the term ‘overdiagnosis’ in the UK, and Esch et al examine patient engagement through open notes at number nine. Making it in at number ten this month is a cross-sectional study on polypharmacy by O’Dwyer et al, which evaluates polypharmacy in older people with intellectual disability, compared with the general population.

Rank Author(s) Title
1 Gunn et al. Prenatal exposure to cannabis and maternal and child health outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis
2 Kristensen et al. The effect of statins on average survival in randomised trials, an analysis of end point postponement
3 Medina et al. Counterfeit medicines in Peru: a retrospective review (1991-2014)
4 Martinez Steele et al. Ultra-processed foods and added sugars in the US diet: evidence from a nationally representative cross-sectional study
5 Hirono et al. Is health impact assessment useful in the context of trade negotiations? A case study of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement
6 Teschke et al. Bicycling injury hospitalisation rates in Canadian jurisdictions: analyses examining associations with helmet legislation and mode share
7 Boulton et al. How much sugar is hidden in drinks marketed to children? A survey of fruit juices, juice drinks and smoothies
8 Ghanouni et al. Survey of public definitions of the term ‘overdiagnosis’ in the UK
9 Esch et al. Engaging patients through open notes: an evaluation using mixed methods
10 O’Dwyer et al. Factors associated with polypharmacy and excessive polypharmacy in older people with intellectual disability differ from the general population: a cross-sectional observational nationwide study

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