Hold those drugs, doctor – By Frederik Joelving – Reuters – (Monday, June 13, 2011) –

by drsjbecker on June 16, 2011

U.S. doctors are too quick to reach for their prescription pads, according to a new report urging them to think more about side effects and non-drug alternatives.

“Instead of the latest and greatest, we want fewer and more time-tested drugs,” said Dr. Gordon Schiff, associate director of the Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, a non-profit organization that studies ways to improve safe practices in healthcare.     http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/13/us-hold-those-drugs-doctor-idUSTRE75C5K720110613

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