Brad Wright did a great job hosting the most recent Health Wonk Review at Wright on Health, so if you’re looking for a little weekend reading, don’t miss it. Brad’s got some good twists on classic vocabulary lessons, and tons of links for all your healthcare policy news. Have any of the rest of you noticed that it seems to be more common now to know someone who is undergoing aggressive treatment for prostate cancer than it used to be? Apparently it’s not my imagination. Roy Poses – always an excellent source of information when it comes to unethical healthcare behavior – has an excellent article in this edition of the HWR. It’s a must-read, and should make all of us at least do a little more research before just accepting the idea that widespread screening for prostate cancer is beneficial. Not only that, but the aggressive treatment that’s used on prostate cancer might be doing more to earn healthcare revenues than to extend the lives of men with prostate cancer. And in at least one case, there are kickbacks and whistle-blower suppression involved. Pretty heavy stuff, and definitely worth reading. There are lots of other great articles in this edition of the HWR, so be sure to check it out. And have a safe and happy Memorial Day.