Beware Of Patient Advocacy Groups

They Might Be Shilling for a Drug Company

A newspaper article written by two doctors attacks screening for prostate cancer, saying that the evidence to support the practice is weak. A little later, a non-profit group called “Us too! International”, which describes itself as the world’s largest “grassroots, independent, patient-focused charitable organization” speaks out.

“Us too!” tells you that prostate cancer screening saves lives and accuses the doctors who wrote the article of “journalist terrorist tactics”.

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WRITTEN BY
Gordon Guyatt, MD
Gordon Guyatt MD, FRCPC, lives in Dundas, Ontario. He is an academic physician at McMaster University’s Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Department of Medicine. Reprinted from www.straightgoods.com)
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