It is critical to understand the risks, benefits, alternatives and UNKNOWNS of all your medical decisions. Many new medications have a lot of unknowns regarding their efficacy and safety, and those unknowns must be considered when deciding to prescribe them. If your doctor doesn’t have time to discuss the full thinking behind a decision to use a new medication and allow you to share in that decision, we can help.
- Traditional medicine works. But be aware of the harm that “harmless” traditional medical therapies can cause. Take charge of your own care by making good decisions. September 20, 2018
- Aspirin for primary prevention shows the need for rigorous collaborative medical decisions. September 17, 2018
- Another example of an “unknown” side effect revealed after FDA approval of a marginally beneficial drug. September 9, 2018
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