I’m late on this, but it’s noteworthy. Paul Thacker, journalist and former investigator for the US Senate Finance Committee investigating medical research conflicts of interest, published a new piece in the Columbia Journalism Review last week. It’s entitled:
It’s an important discussion of TV physician-journalists “offering medical advice without disclosing that they’re receiving money from the pharmaceutical industry.”
I welcome your comments.
I have written several times in the past about various ethical issues facing network TV physician journalists, although Thacker addresses a different matter. Some of my past posts:
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