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Big Pharma Disclosesures on MD Payments

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
The pharmaceutical companies regularly entice physicians to use and support their products by giving them perks. At last they are being required to disclose their financial and other gifts so that their behavior is transparent.        

Can You Trust Your Doctor to Prescribe the Best Treatment?

submitted by: admin on 06/05/2014
According to a study by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center that was published in the May 2014 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine, you cannot trust television and magazine ads for US cancer centers. They studied more than 400 ads and report that they mislead patients because they are heavy on emotional appeal and light on the real...

Disclosure of Drug Side Effects by MDs

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
MDs rarely disclose the known side effects of a medication with their patients. The medical system expects to use drugs and because it is the primary form of treatment, MDs resist discouraging patients from using drugs.                

Drug Side Effect Disclosures From Our MDs

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
MDs do not discuss all the side effects of medications; there is simply not enough time and they are trained to recommend drugs as the primary treatment for illness. And, Big Pharma does not disclose all side effects.        

Is Breast Tomosynthesis Superior to Digital Mammograms

submitted by: admin on 07/29/2019
According to a paper presented at the December 2013 annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, breast tomosynthesis (a limited CT scan of the breast) is a better test than the digital mammogram because it is a more sensitive test that finds breast cancers (22% more), is it associated with a lower recall rate because of false positive tests (15%fewer),...

Public Disclosure of Clinical Trials

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
A lack of openness about designs and results of clinical trials, coupled with inadequate oversight of off-label use of drugs and adaverse events, puts consumers of health products at risk. There is also the aspect that government sponsored clinical trials are paid for by the public, yet they must purchase the information when results are published in medical...

Side Effects of Medications

submitted by: admin on 04/12/2015
  If you're going to take a medicine, it is also important to ask about side effects. MDs have a tendency to recommend a drug and not emphasize the possible side effects because it is not practical; there are just too many. If MDs disclosed all the complications of medications people would not want them; they'd be far more interested in lifestyle...

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