Evidence vs. Eminence

DRUG BUST by Alan Cassels • The people’s briefing note on prescription drugs What is “Eminence-based Medicine”? It means relying on the opinion of a … Read more

Treating-to-Target

Aggressive approach may lead to bigger problems DRUG BUST by Alan Cassels • The people’s briefing note on prescription drugs For most people, taking drugs … Read more

Cholesterol drugs

What you don’t know can hurt you DRUG BUST by Alan Cassels The people’s briefing note on prescription drugs • I’ve been following the cholesterol … Read more

Pregnant Women Beware

“Don’t worry, be happy” slogan could harm your baby DRUG BUST by Alan Cassels The people’s briefing note on prescription drugs • It’s springtime in … Read more

Focus research on safety

DRUG BUST by Alan Cassels The people’s briefing note on prescription drugs • Why is more money going towards drug discovery research than drug safety … Read more

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Educating doctors

DRUG BUST – The people’s briefing note on perscription drugs by Alan Cassels. A few years ago, I was invited to be the guest on an Ottawa radio talk show, the topic being something I was well familiar with, a book I co-wrote called Selling Sickness. The book explores how the pharmaceutical industry influences regulators, physicians and patients in order…

A deadly rush to market

The people's briefing note on prescription drugs DRUG BUST by Alan Cassels I was interviewing a hospital physician in Ontario and we were discussing a … Read more