Public Health

Below please find the Lab's research projects and findings on institutional corruption in the field of public health, in various media.

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New Prescription Drugs: A Major Health Risk With Few Offsetting Advantages

by Donald W. Light

Few people know that new prescription drugs have a 1 in 5 chance of causing serious reactions after they have been approved. That is why expert physicians recommend not taking new drugs for at least five years unless patients have first tried better-established options, and have the need to do so.... Read more about New Prescription Drugs: A Major Health Risk With Few Offsetting Advantages

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Research Projects

Medical Trainees and the Pharmaceutical Industry: a National Survey

Recently, policymakers in the US have become concerned about the relationships between medical trainees and pharmaceutical industry representatives, because such interactions may affect trainees' professional development and their future prescribing practices. Lab fellow Kirsten Austad's project involves investigating the extent of trainees' contacts with pharmaceutical industry representatives, as well as the impact of these interactions on trainees' attitudes about pharmaceutical policy issues and knowledge about evidence-based prescribing.... Read more about Medical Trainees and the Pharmaceutical Industry: a National Survey

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