Doctors Wedded to Drug Companies
"Physicians say presentations they make are educational, but critics say the practice puts financial rewards ahead of patient care." The L.A. Times on doctors who moonlight as drug reps.
"Follow drug company money in Illinois, and it leads to the psychiatry department at Rush University Medical Center, a prominent headache clinic on the North Side of Chicago, a busy suburban urology practice and a psychiatric hospital accused of overmedicating kids. In each of these settings, doctors are drawing an extra paycheck—worth tens of thousands of dollars a year or more—for speaking to other medical professionals about pharmaceutical products at company-sponsored, company-scripted events in Illinois and across the country. The extent of these activities is only now coming to light as drug companies start publicly releasing data about their relationships with physicians."
A study on flies may hold the key to future addiction treatments.
- A new study suggests that drinking alcohol can affect how memories are stored away as good or bad.
- This may have drastic implications for how addiction is caused and how people recall intoxication.
- The findings may one day lead to a new form of treatment for those suffering from addiction.
Progressive America would be half as big, but twice as populated as its conservative twin.
- America's two political tribes have consolidated into 'red' and 'blue' nations, with seemingly irreconcilable differences.
- Perhaps the best way to stop the infighting is to go for a divorce and give the two nations a country each
- Based on the UN's partition plan for Israel/Palestine, this proposal provides territorial contiguity and sea access to both 'red' and 'blue' America
As the world gets hotter, men may have fewer and fewer viable sperm
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