Tag Archives: Medicine

When medicine & media sugarcoat the true impact of patient harms

November 5, 2018 Posted By Categories Gary Schwitzer is the founder and publisher of HealthNewsReview.org.  He tweets as @garyschwitzer. Click here to read more stories about real people harmed by misleading messages, or share your own story. An important paper, “Reporting harms more transparently in trials of cancer drugs,” was published in The BMJ last week.… Read More »

China Reverses Ban on Rhino and Tiger Parts in Medicine, Worrying Activists

BEIJING — The Chinese government, reversing a 25-year ban, announced on Monday that it would allow the use of rhinoceros horns and tiger bones in medicine, a move that environmentalists described as a significant setback for efforts to protect the animals from extinction. The State Council, China’s cabinet, said in a policy directive that it… Read More »

Famous Athletes Who Engage in Alternative Medicine

by Mathew Stein Famous Athletes Who Engage in Alternative Medicine Over 2.5 billion dollars have been spent by the U.S. government to test the effectiveness of alternative medicine. However, very few seem to be effective. Alternative medicine generally involves therapies or products which claim to provide health benefits, but they are largely unproven or nearly impossible… Read More »