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BACKGROUND Academic detailing is an outreach education technique that combines the direct social marketing traditionally used by pharmaceutical representatives with unbiased content summarizing the best evidence for a given clinical issue. Academic detailing is conducted with clinicians to encourage evidence-based practice in order to improve the quality of(More)
BACKGROUND Professional societies use metrics to evaluate medical schools' policies regarding interactions of students and faculty with the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. We compared these metrics and determined which US medical schools' industry interaction policies were associated with student behaviors. METHODS AND FINDINGS Using survey(More)
Myelofibrosis is characterized by reticulin and/or collagen fibrosis in the bone marrow stroma resulting in secondary cytopenia. In addition to clonal hematologic neoplasms, myelofibrosis may also develop in association with other clinical conditions, including hematological disorders, solid malignancies, Down syndrome, autoimmune diseases and others. We(More)
Many people with depression recognize their symptoms as depression, but fail to seek treatment for a number of years. We aimed to explore the reasons for this. Thirty primary care patients who screened positive for depression participated in semistructured, face-to-face interviews. Transcripts were analyzed using grounded thematic analysis. Patients who(More)
IMPORTANCE Pharmaceutical industry payments to physicians may affect prescribing practices and increase costs if more expensive medications are prescribed. OBJECTIVE Determine the association between industry payments to physicians and the prescribing of brand-name as compared with generic statins for lowering cholesterol. DESIGN, SETTING, AND(More)
Boxed warnings-also known as "black box" warnings-can be a powerful tool in communicating drug risks to physicians and patients. The overall number of boxed warnings has grown in recent years as the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved more drugs on the basis of limited pre-marketing information and as new safety issues for marketed drugs have(More)
BACKGROUND Medical students attending schools with policies limiting industry/student interactions report fewer relationships with pharmaceutical representatives. OBJECTIVE To investigate whether associations between students' medical school policies and their more limited industry interaction behaviors persist into residency. METHODS We randomly(More)