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Study Links Drug Maker Gifts for Doctors to More Overdose Deaths

WASHINGTON — A new study offers some of the strongest evidence yet of the connection between the marketing of opioids to doctors and the nation’s addiction epidemic. It found that counties where opioid manufacturers offered a large number of gifts and payments to doctors had more overdose deaths involving the drugs than counties where direct-to-physician… Read More »

Do NOT put parsley in your vagina! Doctors make warning after 'irresponsible' Marie Claire article

Do NOT put parsley or other vegetables in your vagina, doctors warn after ‘irresponsible’ article claiming the herb can be used to induce a PERIOD The article referred to parsley as an emmenagogue which can induce periods It has been used in the past for at-home abortions, sometimes with fatal ends  Doctors have said there… Read More »

Novartis puts AI on the job to help reps say the right things to the right doctors

SAN FRANCISCO—Artificial intelligence is a big buzzword in R&D right now, but at Novartis, it’s hard at work in the sales department, too. Amid far more meetings with digital companies at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference this year, Novartis’ pharma CEO Paul Hudson said he expects 2019 to be the “beginning of the tech disruption” for… Read More »

Everything IS bigger in Texas: Record-breaking 14lb, 13oz baby boy stuns doctors

Everything IS bigger in Texas: Record-breaking 14lb, 13oz baby boy stuns doctors Ali James Medlock was born via C-section in Arlington, Texas on December 12 He was the weight of two babies, and well over the average length at 21.5 inches The doctor who delivered him said he had never seen such a big baby… Read More »