The Pharmaceuticle Industry

The pharmaceutical industries primary responsibility is to the interests of their shareholders, not the health of the nation.

Allowing chiropractors in New Mexico to prescribe will be nothing more than using chiropractic as cheap labour in a state short of Medical Doctors

March 17, 2011
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Allowing chiropractors in New Mexico to prescribe will be nothing more than using chiropractic as cheap labour in a state short of Medical Doctors

  Good discussion going on Brett Kinsler DCs blog about prescribing. Can someone please give me some figures that would suggest a majority of chiropractors or patients want prescribing to be included as part chiropractic care? Plan lets chiropractors prescribe drugs. Controversial bill advances in Legislature Published : Monday, 07 Mar 2011, 11:05 PM...

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Two Points of View on the inclusion of Prescribing into Chiropractic practice

February 22, 2011
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Two Points of View on the inclusion of Prescribing into Chiropractic practice

  I have never felt the need to prescribe meds, if I felt a patient needed meds I would refer them to a medical doctor. If the needed their sink unblocked I would send them to a plumber. Of the case for, I think John Triano has made it best however his argument that...

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Prescribing is not an exact science and the chiropractic profession should stay well away from it.

January 20, 2011
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Prescribing is not an exact science and the chiropractic profession should stay well away from it.

          From the daily Telegraph Millions taking statins ‘needlessly’ why it took the scientists so long to figure this out beats me. Up to 3 million people are taking statins needlessly, doctors warn today in a comprehensive study that suggests they are ineffective in many cases and could be doing...

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I can see the headlines. Its because chiropractors are prescribing Diclofenac to the wrong people.

September 15, 2010
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I can see the headlines. Its because chiropractors are prescribing Diclofenac to the wrong people.

Study links Diclofenac to strokes By Alison Caldwell Updated Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:20pm AEST Video: Study links painkiller to strokes (7pm TV News NSW) There are calls today for one of Australia’s top-selling painkillers to be banned, after another study linked it to an increased chance of stroke in healthy people. Commonly sold...

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A true skeptic does not reserve their skepticism for alternative and complementary medicine.

September 8, 2010
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A true skeptic does not reserve their skepticism for alternative and complementary medicine.

  The article below was published in Pulse “MHRA under pressure to withdraw Rosiglitazone”.  and another article was published earlier in the week in the Independent newspaper This is another example of why “evidence” does not necessarily make something true and should be the principle guideline for scope of practice. It is also interesting...

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Bogus Claims and drug promotion

March 19, 2010
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Bogus Claims and drug promotion

Rupert Cornwell: The vast cost of drug promotion puts judgement in doubt Independent Friday, 19 March 2010 Links between the big drug companies and doctors have become increasingly controversial in the US, as the pharmaceutical industry showers physicians each year with billions of dollars in the shape of free samples, speaking fees and perks...

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Something for sceptics to get their teeth into.

August 13, 2009
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September 1, 2009, New York Times. Does Ibuprofen Help or Hurt During Exercise? By Gretchen Reynolds Several years ago, David Nieman set out to study racers at the Western States Endurance Run, a 100-mile test of human stamina held annually in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. The race directors had asked Nieman, a...

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Medical Papers by Ghostwriters Pushed Therapy (What a surprise)

August 1, 2009
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Medical Papers by Ghostwriters Pushed Therapy (What a surprise)

Technorati Tags: evidence based medicine,Ghost writers,New York Times. evidence based medicine,Ghost writers,New York Times. By NATASHA SINGER Ney York Times Published: August 4, 2009 Newly unveiled court documents show that ghostwriters paid by a pharmaceutical company played a major role in producing 26 scientific papers backing the use of hormone replacement therapy in women,...

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Impugning the integrity of Medical Science Vioxx

April 18, 2008
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Impugning the Integrity of Medical Science The Adverse Effects of Industry Influence Editorial Journal of the American Medical Association April 16, 2008; Vol. 299 No. 15, pp. 1833-1835 Catherine D. DeAngelis, MD, MPH; Phil B. Fontanarosa, MD, MBA Dr. DeAngelis is Editor in Chief and Dr. Fontanarosa is Executive Deputy Editor, Journal of the...

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How to make friends and influence people

May 14, 2007
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Drugs adviser raises charity fear Concerns have been raised about the links between pharmaceutical firms and charity patient groups by the body that advises the NHS on which drugs to use. Sir Michael Rawlins, chairman of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, said charities had to be wary of pharmaceutical donations. And...

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