Best Medical Blogs.
There are dozens of Web logs about the practice of medicine written by doctors, scientists, and other health professionals. Almost all of these blogs are shockingly good, providing riveting reading about how people are diagnosed, treated and sometimes cured.
Many authors are medical doctors who seem to want to blow off steam after having seen the last patient of the day. (Several guard their anonymity on the grounds that patients who know their physician disapproves of herbal remedies or bad habits would be less forthcoming during diagnosis.) The complaints of the average Dr. Blogger reveal similar concerns: those big pharmaceutical firms are pressuring patients to take expensive drugs that aren't needed, that medical malpractice insurance is increasingly pricey, and that trial lawyers will take them for all they have. Moreover, some laboratory scientists have gotten into the act, talking in detail about how drugs are developed and whether new technologies will work. Many bloggers name names, criticizing or praising big drug firms like Pfizer (NYSE: PFE - news - people), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ - news - people), Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN - news - people), Schering-Plough (NYSE: SGP - news - people) and Aventis (NYSE: AVE - news - people).
Here, we have catalogued five blogs that we like best, all of which give a fascinating look behind the scenes of the medical business.
1. www.docnotes.net (Family Medicine Notes)
2. www.gruntdoc.com (GruntDoc)
3. www.corante.com/livingcode (Living Code)
4. www.medpundit.blogspot.com (Medpundit)
5. www.corante.com/pipeline (In The pipeline)