Doctors not informed of harmful effects of medicines during sales visits
Last month a study concerning the world of prescription drug information identified a new and potentially deadly hazard: the pharmaceutical sales rep visit. The study asked the question: When a drug sales rep has a private one-to-one conversation with a doctor, what kind of drug information does the physician actually receive? … The study found that in nearly 60 per cent of promotional visits, sales representatives failed to provide any information about common or serious side-effects of the promoted drug, and also failed to inform doctors about the types of patients who should not use the medicine…
Breast cancer detection and survival among women with cosmetic breast implants: systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies
Women who have breast implants and go on to have breast cancer have a 38% higher risk of dying from the disease than women who do not have implants, a new study suggests. The study also found that women with cosmetic breast implants had a 26% increased risk of being diagnosed at a later stage of cancer than women without implants.