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Urgent Question on the UK Government's abstention on the Human Rights Council accountability resolution starting now: parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/de… #Gaza #HRC50
Burt: UK has raised concerns with Israel about how it polices non-violent protests. Says Hamas has cynically exploited these protests Welcomes Israeli investigation into 11 incidents [remember, 189 killed by Israel - the COI found likely unlawful in all except possibly 2 cases]
... hopes to make statement on further support to Gaza in future.
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So many of these stories are so sad & paint a bleak portrait of UK culture of infant feeding, with poor support for #breastfeeding (so few successes) & awful stigmatization. The pivotal question is *why* this is - something I saw little attention to in the linked article.
UK women are not fundamentally different from nearby others who have much higher #breastfeeding rates. It is not women "failing" - these are not issues of #individualresponsibility. They are matters of #structures & #culture that facilitate or hinder #breastfeeding.
True support requires not simply telling people what to do, but enabling, supporting, and facilitating. That means committing resources (financial & social) to making change. Supporting families in making an informed decision, and then supporting them throughout.
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I have been thinking quite a bit about the issues raised by the BMJ article below (& others) and the language of #commercialdeterminantsofhealth or #CDoH
It is so important that #socialscientists , including #anthropologists participate in these conversations
It is so important that we think about the role of #industry interests in shaping #health & #socialscientists can help frame these conversations in broader terms
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I will now proceed to go on a #tweetrant / #tweetorial with regards to #Pharmaceutical #biotech pricing (focus on #cancer).

Very timely, also see @WSJ wsj.com/articles/big-p… on price hikes.

For the record, no #COI / #FCOI. Feel free to contribute to this discussion.
Lets look at the problem from the @PhRMA / business perspective. And lets suppose you are a wonderful company, started by wonderful people who just want to make the world a better place (I know, not real, but stay with me for a minute).
You start with a great idea / or pipeline platform and start selling this concept to #VC #VentureCapital, and lets assume that this is actually a really good idea. What is the needed return on investment to make this worth while. A: further R&D must exceed the cost of capital.
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I’d like to talk about the finances - and potential financial conflict of interest - at the National Board of Medical Examiners.

This is gonna be a long one - but thanks for hearing me out.

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Yesterday, I started a discussion about how our focus on #USMLE Step 1 was hurting both undergraduate and graduate medical education.

It’s gotten a lot of attention, probably because I highlighted a comment from the CEO of the NBME that touched a nerve for a lot of you.
Beyond that quote, when I read the article, what struck me was this:

The CEOs of the NBME and FSMB expressed numerous concerns about adverse effects of making USMLE Step 1 pass/fail...

...but loss of revenue to the @NBMEnow was not mentioned.
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1/ Time for a quick lit review on whether docs getting money from drug companies influences their prescribing behavior!
#healthpolicy #COI
2/ Among similar TNF-alpha blockers, physicians who got paid by one company were more likely to use that company's drug over others.
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30324292 @AdeAdamson
3/ Among similar proton-pump inhibitors, physicians who got paid by one company were more likely to use that company's drug over others.
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30325706
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