When you have an impossible medical problem or don’t like the treatment solutions available to you, it makes sense to turn to the very latest treatments, including those so new that they’re still in clinical trials. The problem is that the biggest listing of clinical trials simply shares the info without vetting it, and patients who don’t know better could have to pay huge amounts of money. [More]
Several of the doctors who were involved in clinical research trials of a new back injury treatment, Prodisc, were also early investors in the product and had a financial incentive to see it succeed, reports the New York Times. This may have led to its success as a treatment being overstated.