Inclusion of potential harms and more expert context elevate this story above the competing USA Today version.
Not a bad effort — but not quite as thorough as a competing NPR story on the same study.
Relying excessively on a news release, this story missed an opportunity to explore an issue with important implications for patients and the health care system.
This release didn’t sensationalize the findings of study of a drug to treat binge-eating disorder. But our reviewers noted that binge-eating disorder itself would be considered by some to be an example of disease mongering.