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Reports Detail More Drug Industry Ties to Medical Societies

by Nicholas Kusnetz
ProPublica

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At the Heart Rhythm Society convention in San Francisco in early May, key cards to hotel rooms were sponsored by St. Jude Medical at the price of $45,000-$70,000. Other news outlets have since chimed in to report on apparent conflict-of-interest issues involving medical societies. (Photo by Robert Durell for ProPublica) (mais…)

SHORT ESSAY

“Can There Be a Feminist Science?”

In the paper “Can There Be A Feminist Science?”, Helen E. Longino explores the various interpretations of feminist science and discusses what she identifies as problems with the current state of scientific inquiry.  To many, including myself, science has remained void of cultural interaction.  (mais…)

HEALTH – RECALL DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS AND OTHERS

OTC Amoxilina and Other Dietary Supplements Recalled Due to Packaging Mix-up With Antibiotic

Multi-Mex Distributor Inc. Announces Recall of Dietary Supplements

Multi-Mex Distributor, Inc. has recalled dietary supplements that may be labeled and packaged to look like antibiotics readily available over-the-counter (OTC) in Mexico and possibly familiar to Hispanic consumers. (mais…)

DOLLARS FOR DOCTORS

Dollars for Doctors HOW INDUSTRY MONEY REACHES PHYSICIANS

Financial Ties Bind Medical Societies to Drug and Device

Makers

Billboards from a medical device company near Moscone Center in San Francisco, site of a Heart Rhythm Society convention. Photo by Robert Durell for ProPublica.

by Charles Ornstein and Tracy Weber
ProPublica

SAN FRANCISCO — From the time they arrived to the moment they laid their heads on hotel pillows, the thousands of cardiologists attending this week’s Heart Rhythm Society conference have been bombarded with pitches for drugs and medical devices. (mais…)

AS DIFICULDADES DE OBAMA PARA REELEGER-SE

Promessas quebradas são obstáculo para reeleição de Obama

por Kanya D’Almeida, da IPS

210 200x300 Promessas quebradas são obstáculo para reeleição de ObamaWashington

 Para ser reeleito, o presidente dos EstadosUnidos, Barack Obama, terá como principais obstáculos suas próprias promessas não cumpridas feitas às minorias, cujo apoio foi fundamental para sua vitória em 2008. Obama acaba de anunciar, pelo site de vídeos Youtube, sua intenção de disputar novo mandato em 2012. Após a divulgação dos resultados do Censo 2010, comentaristas políticos de todas as cores disseram que o presidente está à beira de uma fronteira irregular. (mais…)

NUCLEAR CRISIS – U.S. HEALTH CARE UNPREPARED

U.S. Health Care System Unprepared for Major Nuclear

Emergency

A Los Angeles police officer in a hazard suit keeps watch in a “hazardous material hot area” after the explosion of a “dirty bomb” during a simulated attack at a Port of Los Angeles dock on Aug. 5, 2004. (David McNew/Getty Images)

by Sheri Fink, Special to ProPublica

U.S. officials say the nation’s health system is ill-prepared to cope with a catastrophic release of radiation, despite years of focus on the possibility of a terrorist “dirty bomb” or an improvised nuclear device attack. (mais…)

Dialysis – High Costs and Hidden Perils of a Treatment Guaranteed to All

Feds to Follow ProPublica, Release Dialysis Clinic Data

by Robin Fields
ProPublica

.(Roberto (Bear) Guerra)

Federal regulators say they are moving to make once-confidential data about the performance of kidney dialysis clinics more readily available to the public. (mais…)

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