There are many lobbyists in the health system – pharma, physicians, pharmacists, health insurance companies, etc. Who represents the interests of patients?
Can physicians and researches sponsored by the pharma industry represent patients in patient’s organizations? Are there competing interests? Should competing interests be disclosed?
Are health system politicians independent? Who do they represent?
How works medical research? Who performs the research? Who decides what to research?
This blog watches the health system and the research form a patient’s perspective. And of course citizen.
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About the health system and science – from a patient’s view. Topics: Transparency, pharma, conflict of interest, lobbying, placebo, evidence based medicine, multiple sclerosis, and patient organizations.
The target audience of this blog are patients, citizens, physicians, researchers, and politicians.
The blogging activity is mainly in German. Articles of general interest will be translated into English and are available for an international audience.
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I’m running this blog in my spare time.
I am an engineer (MSc) and sportsman. I have Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
After my diagnosis, I have studied the scientific literature. I have read about Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and health systems. Now, I want to pass my knowledge.
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