Dr Malcolm Kendrick wrote an interesting blog post about UK doctors challenging NICE on its guidelines on drugs and the undisclosed financial interests of those making the decisions.
Kendrick and colleagues also wrote to NICE about their guidelines (specifically in relation to cardiovascular risk), the poor scientific basis for drug recommendations and the lack of transparency with regard to conflicts of interest on the panel.
This is good news for the medical profession and the population of the UK. Journalists don't investigate or challenge poor science or corruption in government and individual patients cannot achieve much alone. I've reproduced the introduction and main headings plus part of one section. It's worth reading the whole blog post:
4. Industry bias
Important findings from some other non-industry sponsored studies