Practicing medicine in the age of Facebook.

@article{Jain2009PracticingMI,
  title={Practicing medicine in the age of Facebook.},
  author={Sachin H Jain},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={361 7},
  pages={649-51}
}
649 lic has a right to know about all possible adverse drug effects. But frequent announcements of possible hazards that may not be real can themselves harm public health. An excessively high threshold for warnings would keep real risks hidden too long, but an excessively low threshold could undermine public trust in drugs, in the surveillance system itself, and in the entire medical enterprise. In Britain in the 1990s, poor management of public cautions about the thrombogenicity of… CONTINUE READING