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Want Quality Care for Wet Macular Degeneration:
Patients Know Little About MD Biases, Experience

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Tweet Just about a year ago, I reported the one-year results for the Comparison of AMD Treatments Trial (CATT), which compared Lucentis, the high-cost injectable medication made by Genentech with Avastin, also made by Genentech. A lot has happened in … Continue reading

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

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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

Posted in American Academy of Ophthalmology, Avastin, disclosure, Drug costs, firewalls, nonprofits, Parkinson's Disease Foundation, patient advocacy groups, transparency | Tagged , , , , | 9 Comments