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Ethical Lapse After Ethical Lapse in Medical Research- The American Story

Last Thursday’s New York Times had an article about Dr. Perry Hudson, in 1950s a medical researcher at Columbia University.  The article was about his research on skid row in New York City where he offered alcoholics in lower Manhattan an offer: If they agreed to surgical biopsies of their prostates, they would get a [...]

By |2017-10-19T10:49:22-04:00October 21st, 2013|Advanced Prostate Cancer, ethics, Research, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Do We Now Need To Question the Research Published in the NEJM?

A very interesting article appeared in the Saturday, November 24, 2012 edition of the Washington Post. According to the article The New England Journal of Medicine which is among the most prestigious medical journal in the world regularly features articles over which pharmaceutical companies and their employees exert significant influence. The problem is simple, over [...]

Understanding Medical Research

Increasingly, we are finding pressure from the insurance world to demonstrate that the treatments we go through are the best available, meaning the most cost effective and yielding the best results. Research into prostate cancer is lagging and has not relied on evidence based results. Treatment decisions are often made on nonscientific consensus of the [...]

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