Zometa

25 Sep

Where is the news?

A journalist presents as news an old affair dating from 2010:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/25/novartis-zometa-idUSL5E7KK0W120110925?feedType=RSS&feedName=rbssHealthcareNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+reuters%2FUShealthcareNews+%28News+%2F+US+%2F+Healthcare+News%29

Zometa is not indicated to prevent metastasis or cancer recurrence. Analysis by subgroup is not a proof. More studies are needed.

This journalist paper is the archetype of advertisement hidden behind false medical news that was already known.

Two previous media releases had already been done in december 2010 saying exactly the same things:

http://alexian-cancer.org/2010/12/16/zometa-fails-to-reduce-recurrence-of-early-breast-cancer/

http://www.novartis.com/newsroom/media-releases/en/2010/1471079.shtml

Zoledronic acid

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