Panel debates special interests’ influence on health care

September 29, 2016

Reading labels and fine print is increasingly a common practice, but it still isn’t enough to keep special interests out of the medical field.

Professionals continue to wade through study upon study and try to determine the validity of research that can potentially save their patients’ lives.

“That information is used by health care practitioners in advising patients. It’s used by patients, by the general public, in deciding what they purchase. What activity they will allow their children to participate in. It helps shape public policy,” said Linda Farber Post, director of bioethics at Hackensack University Medical Center.

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