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Risk of death from surgery greater at the weekend, study finds

Risk of death from surgery greater at the weekend, study finds | Disease mongering | Scoop.it
BMJ study finds mortality rate within 30 days of operation rises each day and is 82% higher at weekends than on Mondays
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MSD minaccia azioni legali per far cessare le critiche ad un suo prodotto. Pillole.org

La MSD ha minacciato azioni legali contro l'epidemiologo clinico Alberto Donzelli, per indurlo a cessare di esprimere critiche nei confronti dell'uso di un prodotto dell'azienda. 

Assume connotati internazionali la controversia tra la Merck Sharp & Dohme e il Dottor Alberto Donzelli, responsabile appropriatezza clinica della ASL di Milano. Il BMJ ha pubblicato un articolo che riassume la vicenda.

La filiale italiana della compagnia farmaceutica Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD) ha stoppato un medico di primo piano nella gestione della salute pubblica intimandogli di cessare di indirizzare ai Medici di Medicina Generale testi medici critici nei confronti dell'uso di uno dei farmaci della società. 

Nei testi, Alberto Donzelli, il capo della formazione, appropriatezza e medicina basata sulle evidenze presso l'azienda di sanità pubblica di Milano (ASL Milano), aveva analizzato le prove pubblicate sul farmaco ezetimibe scoraggiandone l'uso in aggiunta alle statine. 

Una lettera a "cessare e desistere" è stata inviata in febbraio dal direttore medico di MSD, Patrizia Nardini, ed è stata recapitata dal direttore degli affari legali della società. Hanno accusato Donzelli di colpa grave e di una violazione dell'etica medica e minacciato di far causa a lui e a Milano Sanità per una cifra di € 1,3 milioni (1 milione di sterline; $ 1.78m). La lettera era indirizzata a Donzelli, con copia inviata al direttore generale della ASL di Milano e al presidente dell'Ordine dei Medici di Milano Roberto Carlo Rossi.  aggiornamento, ricerca, supporto, promozione del ruolo dei medici.
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The association between exaggeration in health related science news and academic press releases: retrospective observational study

Conclusions Exaggeration in news is strongly associated with exaggeration in press releases. Improving the accuracy of academic press releases could represent a key opportunity for reducing misleading health related news.

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USA: radiothérapie excessive pour la majorité des femmes avec un cancer du sein

USA: radiothérapie excessive pour la majorité des femmes avec un cancer du sein | Disease mongering | Scoop.it
(AFP) - Les deux-tiers des femmes atteintes d'un cancer précoce du sein aux Etats-Unis sont traitées par radiothérapie plus longtemps que nécessaire, selon une étude publiée en ligne mercredi dans le Journal of the American Medical Association ...

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Scientists scammed at least 110 academic papers into publication using fake peer reviews

Researchers have been using fake email addresses to pose as independent reviewers of their own papers
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Using Doctors With Troubled Pasts to Market a Painkiller

Using Doctors With Troubled Pasts to Market a Painkiller | Disease mongering | Scoop.it
Five of the 20 physicians who received the most money from Insys, maker of Subsys, a powerful painkiller, recently faced legal or disciplinary action.
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Sandoz: un 'tariffario' per trattare pazienti con ormoni

Sandoz: un 'tariffario' per trattare pazienti con ormoni | Disease mongering | Scoop.it
C'era un sorta di tariffario per ricompensare i medici che mettevano i pazienti sotto terapia di Omnitrope un ormone della crescita biosimilare secondo quanto hanno scoperto le indagini dei Nas
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Does Pharma Have Too Much Influence on Low Libido Tx? #diseasemongering

Does Pharma Have Too Much Influence on Low Libido Tx? #diseasemongering | Disease mongering | Scoop.it

Many of the patients and clinicians speaking at an FDA workshop on female libido deficits had their expenses paid by a company seeking to market a drug for the condition.

Is there too much commercial influence on discussions of whether women with low interest in sex need medical treatment?

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Ben Goldacre: Pharma industry has destroyed its own reputation

Ben Goldacre: Pharma industry has destroyed its own reputation | Disease mongering | Scoop.it
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XCLUSIVE: The great tragedy for the pharmaceutical industry is that it keeps denying that it lobbies against transparency in clinical trials, says Ben Goldacre.

Ben Goldacre is a British physician, academic and author of the best-selling books Bad Science and Bad Pharma. He is also a leading figure of the AllTrials campaign to register and publish all clinical trials data, past and present.


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Brands continue to target fast food marketing at kids

Brands continue to target fast food marketing at kids | Disease mongering | Scoop.it
Companies are ploughing more and more money into marketing unhealthy foods to children. What will turn the tide?
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Internet-based cohort study of HIV testing over 1 year among men who have sex with men living in England and exposed to a social marketing intervention promoting testing -- Hickson et al. -- Sexual...

Internet-based cohort study of HIV testing over 1 year among men who have sex with men living in England and exposed to a social marketing intervention promoting testing -- Hickson et al. -- Sexual... | Disease mongering | Scoop.it

Conclusions This social marketing intervention was not associated with increased rates of HIV testing. More effective promotion of HIV testing is needed among MSM in England to reduce the average duration of undiagnosed infection.

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Get Ready to Learn About the Money Doctors Take From Drugmakers

Get Ready to Learn About the Money Doctors Take From Drugmakers | Disease mongering | Scoop.it
A piece of the Affordable Care Act requires medical companies to disclose their payments to physicians. The first reports are due out this week
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A Doctor's Take On The Apple Watch

A Doctor's Take On The Apple Watch | Disease mongering | Scoop.it
Dr. Robert Pearl, a physician and health care CEO, explores the potential impact of the Apple Watch on the world of health care. Will the watch help change American health for the better or is the medical data stacked against it?
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Après Apple et Google, Facebook se penche aussi sur notre santé

Après Apple et Google, Facebook se penche aussi sur notre santé | Disease mongering | Scoop.it

C'est une information donnée à Reuters par «trois personnes familières du sujet», qui ont souhaité garder l'anonymat dans la mesure où le projet «est toujours en développement». Facebook serait sur le point de se lancer dans le secteur de la santé. 

La société réfléchirait au lancement de «"communautés de soutien" qui connecteraient les utilisateurs de Facebook souffrant de différents maux», explique Reuters, mais aussi à des «applications "de soins préventifs" qui aideraient les gens à améliorer leurs modes de vie».


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Ceis, la medicina difensiva pesa tra i 10 e i 20 mld l'anno

Ceis, la medicina difensiva pesa tra i 10 e i 20 mld l'anno | Disease mongering | Scoop.it
Una più attenta comunicazione tra i camici bianchi e gli assistiti potrebbe ridurre di un terzo il contenzioso. Serve poi ripensare la responsabilità medica
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The wrong white crystals: not salt bu sugar as aetiological in hypertensio and cardiometabolic disease

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Surprise, Surprise: China Rejects Emissions Pledge Review

Surprise, Surprise: China Rejects Emissions Pledge Review | Disease mongering | Scoop.it
Benny Peiser, of the climate-sceptic Global Warming Policy Foundation described the summit as the “green blob’s annual ritual” and “an expensive form of mass tourism, never mind the carbon footprint. More importantly, the ritual gathering isn’t going to overcome the underlying deadlock,”

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Spingevano le mamme a usare latte artificiale: i Nas arrestano 12 pediatri

Spingevano le mamme a usare latte artificiale: i Nas arrestano 12 pediatri | Disease mongering | Scoop.it
Un manager cinque informatori scientifici i rappresentanti dei farmaci per conto delle ditte nelle strutture sanitarie pubbliche e negli ambulatori privati e 12 medici pediatri Sono le 18 persone finite
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Big Pharma Plays Hide-the-Ball With Data

Big Pharma Plays Hide-the-Ball With Data | Disease mongering | Scoop.it
Half of all clinical trials are never published, and Big Pharma wants to keep it that way.

Via Richard Meyer, EVELYNE PIERRON
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Art Jones's curator insight, November 15, 9:37 PM

Is the title "Bad Medicine" apropo, If secrecy is Pharma's intended agenda, perhaps it is?

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Il disease mongering, il comparaggio e il marketing farmaceutico: come si inventa una malattia - YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/gabrielemartufi Keys: il disease mongering, la mercificazione della malattia, il marketing farmaceutico, il business farmaceutico, i t...
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Restoring the pharmaceutical industry's reputation : Nature Biotechnology : Nature Publishing Group

Restoring the pharmaceutical industry's reputation : Nature Biotechnology : Nature Publishing Group | Disease mongering | Scoop.it
Big pharma's storehouse of trouble has fostered consumer mistrust and a negative view of the industry. How does the industry go about restoring its flagging reputation?
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« On devrait traiter la Silicon Valley avec la même suspicion que Wall Street »

« On devrait traiter la Silicon Valley avec la même suspicion que Wall Street » | Disease mongering | Scoop.it
L'universitaire Evgeny Morozov dénonce le discours des entreprises du numérique, qui camoufle « une nouvelle forme de capitalisme ».
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Medicalization of global health 1: has the global health agenda become too medicalized? | Clark | Global Health Action

Medicalization analyses have roots in sociology and have critical usefulness for understanding contemporary health issues including the ‘post-2015 global health agenda’. Medicalization is more complex than just ‘disease mongering’ – it is a process and not only an outcome; has both positive and negative elements; can be partial rather than complete; and is often sought or challenged by patients or others in the health field. It is understood to be expanding rather than contracting, plays out at the level of interaction or of definitions and agenda-setting, and is said to be largely harmful and costly to individuals and societies.
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5 Things Preventing Technology Adoption In Health Care

5 Things Preventing Technology Adoption In Health Care | Disease mongering | Scoop.it
Why do so many seemingly great technologies fail to penetrate the health care system? This week, Dr. Pearl explores the top 5 things keeping the latest technologies out of American health care.
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The 6 biggest myths about Ebola, debunked

The 6 biggest myths about Ebola, debunked | Disease mongering | Scoop.it

The world is currently experiencing the worst Ebola outbreak on record. It started in Guinea in December 2013 and has since spread to four other countries in West Africa. On September 30, a patient was diagnosed in the United States for the first time. Altogether, the outbreak has infected more than 6,500 people and killed about 3,000.

Unfortunately, as Ebola spreads, there has been a surprising amount of misinformation on the subject

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