LifeWorks Wellness Center Blog
This week the NY Times reported that (from Stat Morning Rounds Online)
Prominent cancer researcher quits after report on financial disclosures
The chief medical officer of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has resigned on the heels of a New York Times and ProPublica investigation that found he failed to disclose millions of dollars in payments from drug and health care companies on studies he authored in leading journals. ProPublica and the New York Times found that Dr. José Baselga didn’t report any financial ties — including links to Roche and several small biotechs — in dozens of papers he authored since 2013.
How does this make you feel about your trust of these institutions? Or what they advise for care? Sloan Kettering is at the pinnacle of the cancer industry in the world.
There are truths in medicine and most of them have to do with good nutrition, avoiding toxins and drugs, getting sleep, sunshine and exercise, and if you are ill seeing a practitioner who can help your body heal by nontoxic means. Yes, occasionally pharmaceuticals are needed, on a temporary basis for emergencies, but that is rare rare rare.
I urge you to be vigilant about your personal care and that of your family and be very careful that you get medical advice from practitioners of holistic medicine.
Have a great week.
Dr. David I Minkoff, MD
*Disclaimer: Individual patient results may vary based on a patient's medical history and other factors.
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