Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Hidden industry influence on medical literature...

Do you want to know if a glowing medical review of a treatment - say to help you decide about hormone replacement - is written by someone paid by the pharmaceutical company who sells it?

I know I would...but ghostwriters paid by the industry are everywhere and there's no way to know who's on the drug company payroll and who's not...See here. (PDF here in case.)

1 comment: said...

Every time I see a new "health breakthrough" in the news, I now wonder to myself, "Who financed that study?"

I have learned to not only read food labels, but to also 'read between the lines' when it comes to medical literature or new health treatments.


Eat Well. Live Well.