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Mark Parisi participates in medical trials that can pay five figure sums

<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/openhouse/2008/10/why-nice-gets-b.html">Jeremy Laurance: Why NICE gets blasted - and drugs companies get a free pass</a>

Drug companies have always bought influence by sponsoring patient groups (see today's page one story in the Independent)

The 10 Best seduction techniques

From expensive dining to a simple smile, we show you how to win over your date guided by Leil Lowndes, author of How to Make Anyone Fall in Love With You.

LETTER: Drug illusions

Sir: Indeed one should never "pretend that the use of hard drugs can only result in disaster" (leading article, 5 February). But neither should one pretend they ever benefit anyone.

Quinn: The woman who loved, spun and won

But at what cost? As Kimberly Quinn, the woman who helped bring down a Home Secretary, escaped Britain yesterday for a holiday from the headlines, Francis Elliott investigates her extraordinary rise to power and fall from grace

'Fathers need time to spend bonding with their child'

Richie Barnett spends his lunch hour acting as a "taxi service" between a nursery and relatives' houses to ensure his three-year-old son Fynley's childcare needs are met.

How HRT made guinea pigs of us all

Second Opinion: doctors, diseases and decisions in modern medicine by Richard Horton

A bitter pill from the medicine man

Letter's of the year: Drop the drug taboo

Sir: It is overly simplistic to describe all drugs as bad. The experience of abusing a drug will inevitably be described as a bad one. As a recovering heroin addict I speak from my own terrible experience.

Letter: Remove drugs taboo

Sir: It is overly simplistic to describe all drugs as bad and endow the taking of drugs with immorality (letter, 19 August). The experience of abusing a drug will inevitably be described as a bad one. As a recovering heroin addict I speak from my own terrible experience.

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