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Monthly Archives: March 2013

With Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Screening Questioned, Why Not Hurl Out the Next Unproven Prostate Tests?


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Tweet The headline in the New York Times story this morning, “New Prostate Cancer Tests Could Reduce False Alarms,” by Andrew Pollack, had me scratching my head. Had I missed something in the story of advances in prostate cancer screening … Continue reading


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Delay of Generics Hurts Consumer,
Taxpayer Wallets, and Patient Health


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Tweet   To insure patent extensions of high-priced, blockbuster drugs, brand-name drug companies frequently pay generic drug manufacturers to stay out of the market. It makes cheaper, more affordable generic unavailable for years. The strategy is referred to as “Pay … Continue reading


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Taxpayer Wallets, and Patient Health

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Meeting Time, Ethical Issues in Psychiatry


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Tweet I am heading to the annual meeting of the Association of Healthcare Journalists, have been occupied with paying work for a change, and cannot do the usual detailed post I do here. In the meantime, it’s worth flagging some recent … Continue reading


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Posted in mental health
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Mental health medication: is it always A Bad Thing?


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Tweet THIS is a guest post written by Martha Roberts, a journalist and mental health blogger in the UK, who writes the blog, Mentalhealthwise. Martha is on twitter @martharoberts01. Thank you, Martha. ###### ‘So when can you come off your … Continue reading


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Mental Health and the Patient Point of View:
More High-Quality Stories Needed


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Tweet I am thrilled that later today, Martha Roberts’ post on her own experience taking medication for mental illness, will run here. I first came across her post through a tweet from Ben Goldacre, author of Bad Pharma. It’s nice … Continue reading


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More High-Quality Stories Needed

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