Sunday, May 28, 2017

What your doctor won’t disclose

What happened when Dr. Leana Wen started a website where doctors could reveal their conflicts of interest? Dr. Wen tells us in a TED Talk.

What your doctor won’t disclose
Leana Wen
TED Talk
Nov 2014

They told me that I'm a traitor to my own profession, that I should be fired, have my medical license taken away, that I should go back to my own country. My email got hacked. In a discussion forum for other doctors, someone took credit for "Twitter-bombing" my account. Now, I didn't know if this was a good or bad thing, but then came the response: "Too bad it wasn't a real bomb."...

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