Health

"Obama’s new cancer Rx is a war on men"

With billions of dollars being wasted on Medicare fraud and other inefficiencies in our health care system, sure, let's cut a few bucks for testing.

I think Glenn Reynolds absolutely nails it:

You know, I understand the arguments against doing a lot of screenings — especially with tests, like the PSA test, that are only so-so — but I’m kind of suspicious that we suddenly started listening to them just as ObamaCare passed into law.


"When Medicine Reverses Itself"

I agree with this:

The pattern repeats: A promising new therapy or technology is introduced based on weak data and later, more rigorous studies discredit the practice. When I spoke with Dr. Prasad, he suggested a more staid, scientific approach. “The adoption of practices based on little or no good evidence is our biggest problem,” he said. “If we decide to use new technologies while waiting for definitive studies, they should be labeled ‘experimental,’ and patients should be counseled appropriately.”