“You Could Be Paying More for Less Effective Medicine”

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A new study by Lisa Cosgrove, “Under the Influence: The Interplay among Industry, Publishing, and Drug Regulation,” suggests that weak drug regulation can lead doctors to prescribe more expensive, riskier, and less beneficial drugs. In his review of the article, Dr. Nardo, on his 1boringoldman blog, writes, that the “article doesn’t stop with demonstrating some of the methodology of the misreporting illustrated in the articles, but goes on to make suggestions about problems in the system and pathways to change. While you might not completely agree with all of them, they’re all valuable food for thought. That’s what academic publication is supposed to be about.”

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