I should also point out, in light of all the positive media surrounding the STAR study, the absurdity of Lilly having had to cop a plea and pay a $36,000,000 fine (“equitable disgourgement” indeed!) for allegedly disseminating information about the utility of Raloxifene “too soon.”
Too soon? For whom? Certainly not for patients, their spouses, children, extended families and friends. Certainly not for … doctors?
In the meantime, those who don’t find out about this important information today — or remember it for the year or so it’ll take for the supplemental application to be approved — won’t have the benefit of this very important (let alone newsworthy) information.
Something to ponder next time a pundit or politician pontificates on the need to further restrict the communication of health care information.