Category Archives: Avastin

On Disclosure, Transparency, and Firewalls: A Call for Uniform Standards

Tweet Since Patient POV was launched March 29, I have been struggling with how to deal with the issue of industry-supported patient advocacy groups. On Thursday, ProPublica released its paper: “Financial Ties Bind Medical Societies to Drug and Device Makers” … Continue reading

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What the Macular Degeneration Drug Trial Means

Tweet Age-related macular degeneration is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness. The advanced form of the disease affects 1.6 million people in the United States.  That’s why results from the first year of a two-year clinical trial that … Continue reading

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