Recently, it was brought to my attention that WebMD Health Corporation (WebMD) is running a depression screening advertisement on television. This advertisement encourages the viewer to take a screening test sponsored by Eli Lilly on WebMDs website. I am concerned about the independence between WebMD and industry since many people access WebMD seeing it as an independent, objective medical resource.Click here to access the letter which is posted online. Hat tip to Pharmalot.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
WebMD gets letter from Senator Grassley
From the Senator's letter to the president of WebMD: