States Take Drug Makers to Court Over Marketing

“States Take Drug Makers to Court Over Marketing.” By Peter Loftus, Wall Street Journal.

Authorities in some U.S. states have become more aggressive in accusing drug makers of deceptive marketing, widening the potential liability for an industry that has shelled out billions of dollars to settle investigations led by the federal government. A key legal . . . → Read More: States Take Drug Makers to Court Over Marketing

Reasons why doctors overtreat and overtest

“Reasons why doctors overtreat and overtest.” By Robert Centor MD, KevinMD.com

The New York Times recently had an important and provocative piece, “Overtreatment Is Taking a Harmful Toll.” The title is a bit misleading. The article focuses more on overtesting. We test too much and we treat too much. The article, while mostly accurate, does . . . → Read More: Reasons why doctors overtreat and overtest

“Gagging on Ribbons”

“Gagging on Ribbons.” By Dori Hartley, Huffington Post

The color pink has pissed me off since 2001, when I was diagnosed with second stage breast cancer. So, in Pinktober, cancer is about sweet sound bites like, “Pink Ribbon Awareness,” “Feel Your Boobies” and “Walk for the Cure.” It’s not about the fact that we puked . . . → Read More: “Gagging on Ribbons”