Latest Steven Woloshin Stories

Doctors Criticize Breast Cancer Charity For Misleading Women
2012-08-03 10:27:37

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The nation´s largest breast cancer charity -- Susan G. Komen for the Cure -- is being criticized by doctors who say the group´s misleading statistics are convincing women to have mammograms and failing to alert them on the risks. In a paper published in the British Medical Journal, Steven Woloshin and Lisa Schwartz of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice in Hanover, NH are accusing the charity...

2012-03-23 11:15:50

Observations: How the FDA forgot the evidence: The case of donepezil 23 mg Approval for a new dose of a best-selling Alzheimer's drug "breached the FDA's own regulatory standard" and has led to "incomplete and distorted messages" about the drug, warn experts on bmj.com today. In the first of a new occasional series, "not so", highlighting the exaggerations, distortions, and selective reporting that mark some news stories, advertising, and medical journal articles, Lisa M. Schwartx and...

2009-10-23 06:50:00

U.S. drug labels often omit key information about a medicine's effectiveness and the severity of its side effects, according to a commentary written by two doctors in the New England Journal of Medicine. Such omission of data can result in some medicines appearing safer and more effective than they actually are, wrote Drs. Lisa Schwartz and Steven Woloshin of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice in Hanover, New Hampshire. "The most direct way that the FDA...

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