Ghostbusting: Exposing Drug Company-Hired Ghostwriters in Medical Journals

Doctors rely on scientific papers for accurate information on which drugs and treatments are best for their patients, but are all these papers trustworthy? Often times, industry-paid “ghostwriters” author these papers, leading to biased articles that mislead doctors into prescribing medication that may not work or could be harmful to their patients.

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Scleroderma: What Is It and How Is It Treated?

Scleroderma means hardening of the skin. It is not a single disease but a group of diseases. What all forms of the disease have in common is abnormal connective tissue leading to skin tightening. There are two types of scleroderma: “localized scleroderma” and the more severe, “systemic scleroderma.” No one understands yet what causes either.

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