Doctors promoting treatments on social media routinely fail to disclose ties to drug makers

Doctors promoting treatments on social media routinely fail to disclose ties to drug makers

An examination of hundreds of social media accounts shows that health care professionals virtually never note their conflicts of interest, some of them significant, when promoting drugs or medical devices on sites such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. The practice cuts across all specialties.

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Break Up the Insulin Racket

Break Up the Insulin Racket

The World Health Organization considers it an essential medicine, which means it should be available “at a price the individual and the community can afford.” So why is this product increasingly too expensive for many Americans? In the United States, just three pharmaceutical giants hold patents that allow them to manufacture insulin: Eli Lilly, Sanofi and Novo Nordisk. By Kasia Lipska. (Feb. 20)

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