Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Mammography Recommendations and Conflicts of Interest

A couple of women's health experts have turned the tables on some of the critics who accuse the US Preventive Services Task Force of potential conflicts of interest regarding its mammogram recommendations.

Dr. Adriane Fugh-Berman MD of Georgetown University Medical Center, and director of PharmedOut.org and Alicia M. Bell, project manager of PharmedOut and member of the board of directors of the National Women's Health Network, identified specific potential conflicts of interest in some of the critics. Their article in the Hastings Center's Bioethics Forum, entitled "Mammography and the Corporate Breast," is an interesting read.


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