Category: Medical Ethics

With no treatment for low risk prostate cancer, men are 24 times more likely to die of other causes, 20% of those treated suffer from complications

Public Release: 31-Aug-2015   Study: Some with low-risk prostate cancer not likely to succumb to the disease Data on long-term outcomes of 1,298 men point to value of surveillance versus surgery or radiation for some, say Johns Hopkins researchers Johns Hopkins Medicine Men with relatively unaggressive prostate tumors […]

Corruption of the Health Care Delivery System

” consumer demand for healthcare is manufactured and manipulated, driving up cost, waste and harm ” Public Release: 14-Oct-2014 Higher Integrity Health Care for Evidence-Based Decision Making LEBANON, NH – The foundation of evidence-based research has eroded and the trend must be reversed so patients and clinicians can […]

Are you Big Pharma’s new target market?

  Taking a cue from Apple and Coca-Cola, pharmaceutical firms are humanizing their brands       Version française Montreal, February 4, 2014 — By 2018, it is estimated that the global pharmaceutical market will be worth more than $1.3 trillion USD. To corner their share of profits, […]

Researchers say fructose does not impact emerging indicator for cardiovascular disease / Funded by the Calorie Control Council – MASSIVE CONFLICT OF INTEREST

HRR: Before you read the article it may be a half truth. Using data from naturally occurring fruit sugars, and not modified fructose products. This is a meta-analysis so confirmation is difficult. However in the face of conventional data, and extreme COI’s this manipulation of the subject mater […]

NLST data highlight probability of lung cancer overdiagnosis / overdiagnosis rate for bronchioloalveolar lung cancer was 78.9 percent

Contact: Shawn Farley PR@acr.org 703-648-8936 American College of Radiology NLST data highlight probability of lung cancer overdiagnosis with low-dose CT screening Philadelphia, PA—Data from the National Lung Cancer Screening Trial (NLST)—conducted by the American College of Radiology Imaging Network and National Cancer Institute Lung Screening Study—provided researchers the […]

Results from many large clinical trials are never published

Contact: Tom Hughes tahughes@unch.unc.edu 919-966-6047 University of North Carolina Health Care Non-publication is more common among industry-funded trials, study finds CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – A new analysis of 585 large, randomized clinical trials registered with ClinicalTrials.gov finds that 29 percent have not been published in scientific journals. In […]