Doctors need to know and ask the right Questions to assess Breast Cancer Risk in their Patients

Judge OK’s suit against makers of anti-miscarriage drug

Judge OK’s suit against makers of anti-miscarriage drug
Part of what Aaron Levine and Julie Zhang are advocating is for the drug companies to fund additional DES research on breast cancer, as well as in DES third generation (grandchildren) populations says Caitlin McCarthy

Caitlin McCarthy, an English teacher at Worcester Technical High School, is the daughter of a woman given DES. Born in 1970, she found out in 2005 that her mother had taken it, but so far, is cancer-free. A DES daughter activist, she has written a documentary, Wonder Drug, about the DES fallout.

Caitlin says: ” Doctors need to know to give adequate care, and ask the right questions to assess breast cancer risk in their patients, and being a DES daughter is a big one… more funds are needed for better studies…”.

Read Judge OK’s suit against makers of anti-miscarriage drug
by Karen Nugent, January 19, 2012

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Ovarian Cancer Treatment in the USA

Widespread Failure among Doctors to follow Clinical Guidelines

Ovarian Cancer Treatment in USA: widespread Failure among Doctors to follow Clinical GuidelinesA report out this week,  submitted to a medical journal but not yet published, discusses the findings of a study analysing the treatment and results of 13,321 women with ovarian cancer diagnosed from 1999 to 2006 in California. Only 37 percent received treatment that adhered to guidelines set by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network

Read Widespread Flaws Found in Ovarian Cancer Treatment
by Denise Grrady – 326 commets

Read Inadequate Treatment of Ovarian Cancer
The NewYorkTimes – 132 comments

Read The politics of cancer
by Susan Estrich – 39 comments

Watch the Seattle Book Discussion about Bad Pharma

How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients

Watch the Seattle Book Discussion about Bad Pharma, an 86 min Video with @BenGoldacreLast February 18th, 2013, at Town Hall Seattle, Dr. Ben Goldacre talked about his book, Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients, in which he discusses the influence of the pharmaceutical industry on the global healthcare system and argues that pharmaceutical companies hide negative studies and use questionable testing and intensive lobbying to get what they want, regardless of whether the drugs they produce are good for patients. Watch the video  (1 hour, 26 minutes) .

More about Ben Goldacre

DES Videos in English – Diethylstilboestrol YT video channel.

The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry revealing how much they paid UK Doctors

Drug companies pay doctors £40m for travel and expenses

Drug companies pay doctors £40m for travel and expensesDrug companies are paying an estimated £40m a year to British doctors in service fees, flights, hotel and other travel expenses, according to the trade body that represents pharmaceutical companies.

Doctors have always denied that taking drug company money influences their judgement in any way about a medicine, but suspicions have lingered.

Read Drug companies pay doctors £40m for travel and expenses
by Sarah Boseley, The Guardian, april 2013.

Notice de Distilbène® DES, prescrit en France jusqu’à 1977…

…”utilement employé dans: menaces d’avortement”. ! ? ! ?

Notice de Distilbène® DES, prescrit en France jusqu'à 1977

Le Distilbène DES, en savoir plus

Big Pharma and Doctors, or the Influence of the Pharmaceutical Industry

Why do so many doctors still think they are invincible to Big Pharma’s influence?

Doctors Are Under the Influence of Pharma DrugsThe bottom line for any for-profit company is to sell their product, and since the pharmaceutical industry can’t sell drugs directly to patients, they convince doctors to prescribe them.
The more a doctor sees or hears the name of a drug, whether through drug reps, brochures or seeing the name on stationery, the more likely the drug is to be prescribed
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Read Doctors Are Under the Influence of Pharma Drugs by Ritika Goel, 04/02/2013.

Finding Medical Records showing that DES was prescribed during Pregnancy can be very difficult…

Doctors’ Strike cartoon

Finding Medical Records showing that DES was precribed during Pregnancy can be very difficult...Can you understand your doctor’s handwriting? For DES daughters, finding medical records showing that their mums were prescribed DES during pregnancy can be very difficult. If the doctor has retired or died, another doctor may have taken over the practice as well as the records or if the records are found they may just be unreadable …!

Papers on DES lawsuits.

What Doctors don’t know about the Drugs they prescribe…

How Drug Companies mislead Doctors and harm Patients

When a new drug gets tested, the results of the trials should be published for the rest of the medical world — except much of the time, negative or inconclusive findings go unreported, leaving doctors and researchers in the dark. In this impassioned talk, Ben Goldacre explains why these unreported instances of negative data are especially misleading and dangerous.

More about Ben Goldacre

DES Videos in English – Diethylstilboestrol YouTube video channel.

UK Pharma Times Royal Institution head-to-head Debate with Ben Goldacre

Pharma Times Online, 2013

The video, shot during the debate at the Royal Institution last month, shows the author of Bad Science and Bad Pharma debate the notion ‘Pharma is not getting its act together’ with the chief executive of the ABPI.

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Drug Risks: Texas decision shifts Liability to Doctors, removes Accountability from Drugmakers

Doctors, not drugmakers, must warn patients of risks, court says

Court: Doctors, not drugmakers, must warn patients of risksThe Supreme Court of Texas has ruled that pharmaceutical manufacturers are not responsible for conveying drug risks to patients, even when the drugmakers advertise their products directly to consumers… Health professionals said the decision creates greater liability for doctors and removes necessary responsibility from drugmakers after medication mishaps… drugmakers are not completely without liability if a patient is injured by a drug. If incorrect information is passed to physicians, a manufacturer still can be held liable… But drug companies cannot be sued for failing to provide drug warning information directly to a patient…” .

Read Court: Doctors, not drugmakers, must warn patients of risks
by Alicia Gallegos, uly 16, 2012.