PodMed – Week of June 2, 2014


This week’s topics include the content of cancer center ads, new drugs for pulmonary fibrosis, a look at an antidepressant for hot flashes of menopause, and an antibody for asthma.

Program notes:

0:32 Hot flashes and an antidepressant
1:30 Venlafaxine versus estrogen
2:30 Work by entirely different mechanisms
2:55 New type of antibody for asthma
3:55 Challenged after treatment
5:00 Pulmonary fibrosis treatments
6:01 Reduced decline and exacerbations
7:01 Need to identify mechanism
7:18 Content of cancer center ads
8:21 Benefits more often than risks
9:21 Only 11% of consumers supported a ban
10:41 End

Related blog: What About Those Cancer Center Ads?