Hospitals to put doctors‘ relationships with pharmaceutical companies under the microscope (The Denver Post). Of course, they have been saying this for years. But I never see anyone actually pull out this microscope. Five years from now, I will link to a similar article suggesting the dawn of a new era. Hopefully, they will be efficient with their time and just cut and paste this article.
Aggressive drug marketing and resultant prescribing causes harm to patients (Emax health). Aggressive drug marketing is not good for patients. Another “haven’t we seen this before?” study.
Ask Not For Whom the Drug Tolls (Intermex Financial). “If Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer were in a school in Massachusetts today, they’d be drugged with Ritalin, according to many psychiatrists and other experts.” I guess the question is whether that would be a bad thing. I’m not sure one way or the other. (Using the word “drugged” certainly baits the answer.) I could probably offer more insight if I had read Huck Finn instead of the Cliff Notes. They should have put a warning about this in ALL CAPS.