Ghostwritten articles overstate benefits of ( Prempro ) hormone replacement therapy and downplay harms

Public release date: 7-Sep-2010 HRR-Re-Posted at Request – analyzed dozens of ghostwritten reviews and commentaries published in medical journals and journal supplements that were used to promote unproven benefits and downplay harms of Prempro – The analysis revealed that DesignWrite was paid US$25,000 to ghostwrite articles reporting clinical trials, including four manuscripts on the HOPE…

Dosing schedule of pneumococcal vaccine linked with increased risk of getting multiresistant strain

Public release date: 7-Sep-2010 – EEV: Requested Re-Post from the HRR site. – Infants who received heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccination (PCV-7) at 2, 4, and 11 months were more likely than unvaccinated controls to have nasopharyngeal acquisition of pneumococcal serotype 19A – the increase in serotype 19A disease was associated in time with the widespread…

‘Prostate cancer test has been misused for money’ Claims Pathologist Richard Ablin who discovered the PSA antigen 40 years ago

“Many men get treated unnecessarily – and risk life-altering side effects including impotence and incontinence” Pathologist Richard Ablin discovered the PSA antigen 40 years ago. He says it should never have been used as a cancer screening tool for all men Your book condemns the use of PSA for cancer screening. What do you hope…

Some families would consider terminal sedation for kin in a permanent vegetative state

EEV: Watch the term ” terminal sedation ” become more predominant than euthanasia. Similar to when Global Warming became Climate Change. The language used is the subject,  more than what the article is about. Control the language, and you control the debate. The families of some very severely brain injured patients believe that once all treatment…

Medical ethics experts identify, address key issues in H1N1 pandemic

Public release date: 23-Sep-2009 – Re-Posted at request – Governments may need to limit three basic personal freedoms – mobility, freedom of assembly, and privacy – in order to protect the public good. – Half of survey respondents reported that violation of an appropriate quarantine order was equivalent to manslaughter.  – Coercion in vaccination policy…

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 is about as bad as it can…

Forgotten Soldiers / A cache of musty documents lost to memory exposes a time when the U.S. lobotomized some 2,000 veterans. The nation forgot

A cache of musty documents lost to memory exposes a time when the U.S. lobotomized some 2,000 veterans. The nation forgot. But Roman Tritz remembers. Jenn Ackerman and Tim Gruber for The Wall Street Journal By MICHAEL M. PHILLIPS Roman Tritz’s memories of the past six decades are blurred by age and delusion. But one…

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 opportunity to investigate the probability that a…