An article in the JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) published yesterday, April 1, was widely reported on the radio and today in the NYTimes and other publications http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/02/health/policy/02journal.html?_r=1&ref=health.A group of physicians and physicians ... Read More about Doctor Groups Urge End to Corporate Ties to Research
That is the title of author David H. Newman MD's piece today in the NYTimes. http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/04/02/the-ideology-of-health-care/ On a medical acupuncturist's blog readers might conclude that the title refers to ineffective alternative medical treatments or supplements. But no. ... Read More about Believing in Treatments That Don't Work
After I started my medical acupuncture practice 10 years ago, I was struck by something within my first year. I noticed that many of my patients were on antidepressants, and many of them had gained 30 pounds on them. Why were so many patients on anti-depressants? Why hadn't their doctors noticed ... Read More about Corruption between Drug Companies and Doctors
In an article from the NYTimes titled "Benefits of Mammograms Under Debate in Britain" the author discusses the controversy raging over information pamphlets handed out to patients on the benefits of mammograms in the UK. ... Read More about Risk/Benefit Ratio of Mammograms Being Questioned
In yet another depressing instance of profit motive undermining patient well-being we are presented with the story of a private company, "Coast Independent Review Board", charged with overseeing the safety of new drugs and medical devices (An Overseer of Trials in Medicine Draws Fire Published: ... Read More about When "Oversight" means "Overlook"