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A stroll around the exhibit area of the American Psychiatric Association Conference demonstrates how pharma marketing can influence the prescribing…
Pharma Payments Drive Doc Opioid-Prescribing Patterns
Physicians may be more likely to prescribe opioids if they receive payments from the pharmaceutical industry, according to a study…
The “right-to-try” movement isn’t being driven by concern for patients at all, but rather to protect drug companies. The defeat…
Warning: Drug Ads May Cause Confusion
Would allowing pharmaceutical companies to include fewer risks in television and print ads be good for consumers? Members of the…
Quick Hits: Opioid Prescribing Declining, Big Pharma Showers Doctors With Billions & More
Although the number of opioids prescribed per capita has been declining since 2012, the amount prescribed in 2015 was 3…
Quick Hits: Yoga, Exercise Can Relieve Cancer Treatment Effects, Pharma Company Freebies Influence Doc Prescribing & More
Yoga and exercise may help reduce the pain associated with cancer treatment. Researchers at the University of Rochester found that…
Quick Hits: Payments from Drug Industry to Docs, Sleeping Pills Boost Fracture Risk & More
About half of US doctors have received payments of some type from pharmaceutical and/or medical device companies amounting to $2.4…
The pharma industry is pushing back on efforts by the FDA to restrain off-label promotion of drugs. Public health would…
This is part 2 of a 2-part investigation by Padma Nagappan for MedShadow Foundation. The first part is available on…
Hide and Don’t Seek: Why Are Many Drug Side Effects Kept From the Public?
This is part 1 of a 2-part investigation by Padma Nagappan for MedShadow Foundation. The second part is available on…
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