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Pharmaceutical industry-sponsored meals associated with higher prescribing rates

Accepting a single pharmaceutical industry-sponsored meal was associated with higher rates of prescribing certain drugs to Medicare patients by physicians, with more, and costlier, meals associated with greater increases in prescribing, according to an article published online by JAMA Internal Medicine. Some argue industry-sponsored meals and payments help facilitate the discussion of novel treatments but others have raised concerns about the …

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Focus on the Facts – 02.08.16

Today on Focus on the Facts, Martha Rosenberg and I will be discussing the latest study that found SSRI antidepressants double the risk of suicide and aggression and Big Pharma hid the trials that proved this. I’m going to post many of the articles that I wrote on SSRIs and how we activists knew the drug companies were hiding all this.