A few health care news gems from the past week that you may have missed

The New Yorker profile of Dr. Oz, “The Operator: Is the most trusted doctor in America doing more harm than good?

The NPR piece, “Hanging A Price Tag On Radiology Tests Didn’t Change Doctors’ Habits.”

PharmedOut.org’s new Drug Ads teaching tool.  It’s a three-part slideshow covering misleading advertising in  medical journals, indirect marketing, and disease-mongering; an overview of FDA guidelines for advertising exemplified by numerous warning letters; and a typical timeline of promotion for new prescription drugs and patent extension strategies.

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