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What doctors don't know about the drugs they p

Postby really? » 30 Sep 2012, 09:48

From TED Talks
When a new drug gets tested, the results of the trials should be published for the rest of the medical world -- except much of the time, negative or inconclusive findings go unreported, leaving doctors and researchers in the dark. In this impassioned talk, Ben Goldacre explains why these unreported instances of negative data are especially misleading and dangerous. ... cribe.html
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Re: What doctors don't know about the drugs they p

Postby NinjaPuppy » 30 Sep 2012, 21:06

And your personal opinion on this is?????????

As for me, I think that the subject title speaks volumes. Doctors are not pharmacists so they are not expected to know (everything) about the drugs they prescribe. It's nice if they take the time to do the reading but many don't. I never start a prescription unless I've done some simple reading on the internet and I use that available information to formulate my questions for my pharmacist. I believe it's saved me many a negative reaction and on at least two times, possible death.
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