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Join CMRO in celebrating 50 years of cutting-edge original research in drug development and healthcare innovation

Current Medical Research & Opinion (CMRO) is delighted to celebrate its 50th anniversary of publishing high-quality medical research, and we invite you to celebrate with us! On this page, we look back at the history of CMRO, which launched in 1972, has published 37 volumes, and partnered with one editor-in-chief and three publishers. You will also find collections of key articles published in the journal, content that compliments this year’s future themes, and excerpts from some of CMRO’s very first papers. As CMROs 50th year progresses, this page will be updated with a variety of new content that not only commemorates 50 years of research but also discusses what the future holds for both CMRO and the medical research it publishes.

Looking to contribute to CMRO’s anniversary content?

We are currently welcoming submissions from our past, present and future authors to be a part of our 50th anniversary content. Please see our 50th Anniversary Themed Calendar for further details on each theme and key deadline dates.

Please visit our Author Services website for helpful advice on every step of your publishing journey and contact CMRO’s Executive Editor, Dr. Mithi Ahmed, with your pre-submission enquiries.

Exclusive anniversary content: 50 years of metformin

Professor Ian Campbell, a long-standing and leading expert in diabetes, was one of CMRO’s first authors, publishing this first paper with the journal in 1973: Absorption and urinary excretion of clindamycin palmitate in the elderly. To commemorate his work in the field, Professor Campbell has written the following freely accessible article: Metformin: a 60-year odyssey with the journey continuing – a personal commentary from Professor Ian Campbell.

CMRO’s Top 10 Cited Articles

Read CMRO's top 10 cited articles from the past 50 years for free when accessing the papers via this webpage.
Article Name Author Volume Issue
painDETECT: a new screening questionnaire to identify neuropathic components in patients with back pain Freynhagen et al 22 10
Exenatide effects on diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular risk factors and hepatic biomarkers in patients with type 2 diabetes treated for at least 3 years Klonoff et al 24 1
Treatment with Atorvastatin to the National Cholesterol Educational Program Goal Versus 'Usual' Care in Secondary Coronary Heart Disease Prevention Athyros et al 18 4
The multinational Men's Attitudes to Life Events and Sexuality (MALES) study: I. Prevalence oSf erectile dysfunction and related health concerns in the general population Rosen et al 20 5
A New Therapeutic Target in Alzheimer's Disease Treatment: Attention to Butyrylcholinesterase Greig et al 17 3
Good and poor adherence: optimal cut-point for adherence measures using administrative claims data Karve et al 25 9
Incidence, patient satisfaction, and perceptions of post-surgical pain: results from a US national survey Gan et al 30 1
The CORE Diabetes Model: Projecting Long-term Clinical Outcomes, Costs and Costeffectiveness of Interventions in Diabetes Mellitus (Types 1 and 2) to Support Clinical and Reimbursement Decision-making Palmer et al 20 1
Compliance and persistence with bisphosphonate dosing regimens among women with postmenopausal osteoporosis Cramer et al 21 9
Effects of exenatide versus sitagliptin on postprandial glucose, insulin and glucagon secretion, gastric emptying, and caloric intake: a randomized, cross-over study DeFronzo et al 24 10

CMRO’s first published articles in 1972

The following two articles were published in CMRO’s first issue (Volume 1, Issue 1). Access the articles and read them for free by clicking on their titles below. Excerpts of the articles can be viewed underneath their titles.

Iprindole in depressive states: a controlled, double-blind study

Oral analgesia in post-partum pain: a comparison of ibuprofen (‘Brufen’) and dextropropoxyphene

Original Article

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January 20