Bernadine Healy, MD (1944–2011)

Bernadine Healy

Bernadine Healy, MD, a cardiologist, was the first woman Director of the National Institutes of Health (1991–1993); Dean of Ohio State University College of Medicine (1995–1999); President of the American Heart Association (1998–1999); Deputy Director of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and . . . Continue reading →

Unexamined Drug Epidemic–the Elephant No One Wants to See

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“Prescription drug therapy stands as one of the most significant perils to health resulting from human activity.” What’s the FDA doing to stem the tide of this preventable epidemic? Continue reading →

Ghosted Journal Articles Undermine Integrity of Medicine

Today’s New York Times reports (below) that "court documents provide a paper trail showing that Wyeth contracted with a medical communications company to outline articles, draft them and then solicit top physicians to sign their names, even though many of the doctors contributed little or no writing."

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Role of Litigation in Defining Drug Risks_JAMA / BMJ

Documents uncovered during the course of litigation shed light on real risks of drug-induced harm that would not otherwise be known. Continue reading →