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Mark Ryan
Works at VCU School of Medicine
Attends College of William and Mary
Lives in Richmond, VA 23220, United States
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Last week, our university's President came for a visit to our office. So far as I know, this was the first time that any of our university's Presidents have been to the office, at least since the opening ceremony 20 years ago...
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Novartis employees were more involved in a Japanese drug study than previously suspected. The University of Tokyo Hospital said doctors not only let Novartis employees collect patient data from various trial sites but also allowed the Swiss drugmaker into its records on all 255 trial participants.
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Geez...
When Jennifer Hopper's husband was hit in the eye with a baseball, she rushed him to a hospital she knew was within their insurance plan. Then the ER doctor sent her an extra bill for more than $700.
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When advertising outruns fact:
 
FDA Says Men Who Receive Drugs for "Low-T" Have 30% Increased Risk of Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events http://ow.ly/Cne2D
As I reported back in February this year, Public Citizen urged the FDA to immediately add a black box warning about the increased risks of heart attacks and other cardiovascular dangers to the product labels of all testostero...
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Absurd:
 
Do You Own a Gun? In Florida, Doctors Can’t Ask You That http://ow.ly/zLOWQ #ClinicalFreeSpeech #PreventGunViolence
An appeals court last week upheld a state law signed in 2011 that made it illegal for doctors to ask patients that question.
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+Mark Dimor You and I have talked about this before.

Want to go learn how to raise a ruckus?
 
What is academic detailing? http://ow.ly/wOOz2 -- Interested in learning how to do this? http://ow.ly/wOOAJ #UnbrandedDoctor
About Academic Detailing. Female doctor and male detailer in session Academic detailing is an innovative method of service-oriented educational outreach for physicians. Academic detailing supports improved clinical decision making by fostering one-on-one interaction between physicians and health ...
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Wouldn’t you want to know if your doctor was a paid spokesman for a drug company? http://www.ted.com/talks/leana_wen_what_your_doctor_won_t_disclose from @DrLeanaWen
Wouldn’t you want to know if your doctor was a paid spokesman for a drug company? Or held personal beliefs incompatible with the treatment you want? Right now, in the US at least, your doctor simply doesn’t have to tell you about that. And when physician Leana Wen asked her fellow doctors to open up, the reaction she got was … unsettling.
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D'oh!
 
Oopsies! China Fines GlaxoSmithKline Nearly $500 Million in Bribery Case http://ow.ly/CneEZ #UnbrandedDoctor
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Very much worth a read: how can we make our healthcare system better?
 
Values and Valuein Health Care: Positions and Perspectives of the National Physicians Alliance http://ow.ly/ANKDt (pdf)
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When rhetoric collides with reality:
 
Adding injury to injury: Who's saying no to the ACA? The states that might need it the most. http://ow.ly/zCopG #CloseTheGap
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As physicians, we need to do better than this.

Not only is this expensive, but it is harmful in the aggregate.
 
Providing excess care is harmful...and expensive: Overtreating Medicare Patients May Costs Billions http://ow.ly/wONKY #GoodStewardship
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    Assistant Clinical Professor, present
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Family doc in Richmond, VA; working in underserved communities in the US and overseas.
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