How about informed consent for all medication

Now more than ever, Informed consent is needed. Its a great opportunity for patients and/or their caregivers to have an intentional conversation with their doctor about their medications.

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Now more than ever, Informed consent is needed. Its a great opportunity for patients and/or their caregivers to have an intentional conversation with their doctor about their medications.

Doctors prescribe way too many medicines for patients who don’t really need them. A lot of the pressure comes from intense drug company marketing. Some comes from patients who aren’t happy leaving the office without a pill. And doctors have too little time with each patient to explain non-pill solutions to problems. Wild prescribing is not new. For thousands of years, doctors have given patients useless (and often quite harmful) drugs and patients have taken them.

Modern medicine was meant to be different — it would be based on scientific evidence that could tease out real effect from placebo effect. Unfortunately, evidence-based medicine is only as good as the evidence it is based on. And in many instances our evidence is not very good because it comes from biased drug company studies.”

… continue reading How About Informed Consent for All Medication,
by Allen Frances on huffingtonpost01/21/2015.

Author: DES Daughter

Activist, blogger and social media addict committed to shedding light on a global health scandal and dedicated to raise DES awareness.

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