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No NPR! Those TV Drug Ads Don’t Distract Patients From The Medical Care They Need

John Henning Schumann is an internal medicine doctor and serves as president of the University of Oklahoma’s Tulsa campus. He recently wrote an article entitled  “Those TV Drug Ads Distract Us From The Medical Care We Need“.  Although he has some valid points he fails to recognize that patients want to control conversations around what they perceive is THEIR healthcare.

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“Welcome to hell”! Empowered patients’ frustration

KEY TAKEAWAY: Can a drug company, or health insurer really understand what it’s like to enter a living nightmare of trying to get treatment?  Until they do feel what it’s like to try and get treatment our health care system is going to let a lot of people fall through the cracks of the system at a time when we need to pay attention to individuals. Continue reading

The perils of empowered patients

8-2POST SUMMARY: Not only do patients have to worry about which drug company paid their physician, they need to determine if their generic drug is the same as the branded equivalent and if their insurance company will allow their doctor to write for a specific medication.  What is pharma doing to help patients navigate the complex world of empowered patient choices? Continue reading