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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

You Need to Continue Advocating for Yourself


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This "Doctors too often fail to inform patients of a drug's possible side effects" Washington Post article holds information and suggestions worth noting, especially

"...Fugh-Berman said patients need to become their own experts, researching drugs on websites — such as the government database MedlinePlus — that are 'free of [the pharmaceutical] industry.'
Doctors have a responsibility to listen to their patients about side effects, too, she said.
'I tell medical students: If a patient develops a symptom after they’ve gone on their drug, it’s always the drug’s fault until proven otherwise,” said Fugh-Berman.'"

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