When a doctor accepts payments or perks from a pharmaceutical company to encourage prescribing of that firm’s drugs, does a doctor really have patients’ best interests in mind?
Much more research is needed to determine the medical benefits and risks associated with marijuana. Changing its drug classification from Schedule 1 to Schedule 2 will help.
Mammogram Pros: They save lives. Mammograms are estimated to reduce cancer rates by 15%. Translated, that means that over a 10-year period if 2,000 women get screening mammograms, 1 will have her life saved.
Mammogram Cons: They cause significant harm. Over those same 10 years, of those 2,000 women 10 Continue Reading →
The new health care bill going through Congress will likely cut birth control from health plan coverage. What will be the consequences for women?
A 6-question test purports to diagnose ADHD in adults. Can such a simple test screen for ADHD when many of its symptoms are associated with other ailments?
Doctors know a lot about how our health care system operates. Knowing some of what they do can make you a more informed patient and improve your own health care.
A new study finds that nearly 1 out of 3 drugs approved by the FDA has a safety issue after it hits the market. Why is this the case and what can be done?