‘We Don’t Need a Separate Textbook’: What We Heard This Week

“We need to get to the point where we don’t need a separate textbook for dermatology in Blacks.” — Chesahna Kindred, MD, of the Kindred Hair & Skin Center in Columbia, Maryland, on racial disparities in dermatology training.

“I think it’s better than what existed before 2008.” — Marc Sabatine, MD, MPH, of Harvard University, discussing the FDA’s new approach to cardiovascular outcomes trials for diabetes drugs.

“If we took everything from China and put it in Iowa and Nebraska, for instance, we’d still have the same issues.” — Chaun Powell, group vice president of supplier engagement and disaster preparedness at Premier, discussing a balanced approach to global production of personal protective equipment.

“Cannabis should be treated in a similar way to cigarettes and alcohol as substances to avoid in pregnancy.” — Daniel Corsi, PhD, of the University of Ottawa, discussing research linking cannabis use later in pregnancy with mental health problems in offspring.

“Finding new combinations of drugs that have never been tested in humans in over-the-counter brain boosting supplements is alarming.” — Pieter Cohen, MD, of Cambridge Health Alliance in Massachusetts, on an analysis of products marketed for enhancing brain function.

“Quite a few senior investigators I’m aware of are currently writing rebuttals to the conclusion of that publication, pointing out its limitations, and highlighting the huge evidence base that it contradicts.” — David Cummings, MD, of University of Washington in Seattle, commenting on a study that attributed cardiac benefits from bariatric surgery solely to weight loss.

Source Article