September 13, 2010

The haunting of medical journals: how ghostwriting sold hormone replacement therapy (via The Ethical Nag)

Posted in health at 9:25 pm by Margi Macdonald

Ask your Doctor if he/she understands how prevalent the practice of ‘ghost-writing’ has become.

The haunting of medical journals: how ghostwriting sold hormone replacement therapy I've been writing about (and against) medical ghostwriting since I first learned about this Big Pharma marketing practice. In fact, my gobsmacked reaction to this very subject is largely why the Ethical Nag site was launched in the first place last year. I had just learned about lawsuits filed in the U.S. by thousands of women diagnosed with breast cancer – a diagnosis suspiciously linked to their hormone replacement therapy (HRT). And this month … Read More

via The Ethical Nag

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