Month: February 2016

Colombian Healthcare System: The Kickbacks

Via doc2doc.bmj.com — Whistleblowing: Several Colombian journalists have reported during the last years the problem of widespread bribery and corruption among some large EPS [Empresas Promotoras de Salud (Health Promoting Companies)] operating in the country. One example is Saludcoop, a name that for many people in Colombia is the synonym of a ‘corrupted EPS’, several…

Persecution and intimidation against Colombian physicians who had unionized – via @SindicatoMedCol

Persecución e intidimidación contra médicos sindicalistas en Colombia Read more / Leer más: https://sindicatomedicocolombiano.wordpress.com/2016/02/27/paro-de-medicos-en-colombia-doctors-strike-in-colombia/ http://www.elespectador.com/noticias/nacional/valle/medica-esta-huelga-de-hambre-porque-no-le-pagan-su-sala-articulo-618865 http://www.elpais.com.co/elpais/cali/noticias/medica-denuncia-persecucion-por-denuncias-hechas-sobre-ips-esimed-cali  

Shkreli: Peace.

Also known as the “bad boy” of big pharma, I was among those who rushed to condemn Shkreli under the headline (…) They (Martin Shkreli, NEJM, PhRMA, etc) say that we “pharmascolds” and “research parasites adding my own personal judgment “meet a real pharmascold“. However, after reading some Tweets by PharmaGossip about Shkreli, I am unsure about the…

Homeopatía, placebos, @qmph_es, plantas medicinales, dypraxa, dabigatran, mamografias…

Parte 1. Dypraxa: nano-homeopatía intravenosa @Jor_H_R @nogracias_eu @Boehringer @NEJM @US_FDA @EMA_News reminds me of the name of this drug (Dypraxa) https://t.co/S8nmKQPzyZ — David C (@DavidC1985) February 5, 2016 … @AcevAsociacion no, claro. #Homeopatía (la mayoría y, sobre todo, los intravenosos) = placebo (puro en casi todos los casos) — David C (@DavidC1985) February 17, 2016…