Valleywide Legal Blog

It’s The Money, Stupid.

I recently wrote about the loopholes in the FDA’s medical device approval process and how very few medical devices are subjected to rigorous scrutiny before being approved for use in patients.  Here is another example of the price we pay, … Read More

Posted in Doctors, Fee for Service, Health Care Costs, Health Insurers, heart attack, Heart Attacks, Hospitals, Informed Consent, Medical Costs, Medical Devices, medical ethics, Medicare, placebo |

Placebo Treatment Works but Is Not Always Ethical

A recent AP article I read discussed the use of placebo by British physicians in a clinical  setting.  (It is an important an indispensable tool in the research setting.)  It noted that 75% prescribe a treatment, like low dose drugs or vitamins, they know won’t … Read More

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