In the News

The Customer is Sometimes Right: Direct-to-Consumer Ads in Rheumatology – Healio

Read article – Quotes Steven Woloshin, professor of medicine, community and family medicine, and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, in an article about direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertising, and how it has become a significant part of the health care system in the United States. “It is easy to predict the future of DTC advertising,” says Woloshin. “It is going to get bigger and bigger.”

How Drug Promotion Rules Impact Physician Prescribing Practices? – International Business Times

Read article – Quotes Steven Woloshin, professor of medicine, community and family medicine, and of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, about a study he led along with fellow researchers from Dartmouth and Harvard Medical School that shows that the way pharmaceutical companies are permitted to share information about their drugs can influence physician prescribing practices.

Treatment to Ward Off Stroke Less Effective in Women: Study – India Blooms

Read article – Quotes Niveditta Ramkumar, Guarini ’15, TDI ’15, in a feature story about a study she led that found that women benefit less from a surgery used to treat carotid artery disease, a key risk factor for stroke. “Men and women are different and sometimes their disease might call for a different treatment approach,” says Ramkumar. “Because our study found women are getting more strokes than men, it may mean their treatment, in this case endarterectomy, is not as effective in women as it is in men.”

The Face of Cancer Care and Research – NH Magazine

Read article – A brief profile of Steven Leach, the Preston T. and Virginia R. Kelsey Professor and director of the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, who built a national reputation as a specialist in pancreatic cancer research and treatment at Johns Hopkins University and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, two of the nation’s 51 NCI designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers.