Health Care

May 17, 2014 5:43 PM

Heralded medical treatments often fail to live up to their promise

When hope and hype swell around new drugs and procedures, the results can be ineffective, expensive and even dangerous. “There’s a tendency by doctors and patients to believe that newer is better and more expensive is better and higher tech is better,” said physician and author Richard Deyo. “The truth is, it really is very difficult, even within the medical profession, to distinguish the really important advances from things that aren’t.”

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