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Communicating Benefit and Risk: A View from the Pharmaceutical Industry
There is a general expectation among the public that all drugs should be safe for all and result in a favorable clinical outcome. The clinical development process for a new drug is both costly (over $1 billion per successful ...
Judgment Day: What Do We Know About HRT? What Should We Know?
The purpose of clear communication about the possible risks of any medicine or treatment is to help consumers make informed decisions, but much of the professional and journalistic reporting of the data on HRT and health ...
Uninformed Patient Choice: The American Way of Making Medical Decisions
The model of delegating medical decisions to doctors is alive and well in the U.S. When patients describe interactions with physicians around decisions, they clearly are doctor driven. More importantly, most of the ...
Decision Making in Geriatrics
The geriatric population has the most extensive use of medical services. Their medical issues are complex and often aggravated by the need for surrogate decision making. The Erickson Health Medical Group’s model of geriatric ...
A Beach Head on an Untamed Shore--A Physician-Ethicist Addresses a Living Kidney Donor Selection.
The risks and benefits of living kidney donation are complicated and variable, and potential donors may be driven by emotion or feel pressured to donate. Transplant centers strive to be ethical, but debate continues over ...