NOTE TO READERS: When this project lost substantial funding at the end of 2018, I lost the ability to continue publishing criteria-driven news story reviews and PR news release reviews - once the bread-and-butter of the site going back to 2006. The 3,200 archived reviews, while still educational, are getting old and difficult for me to technically maintain on the back end of the website. So I am announcing that I plan to remove these reviews from the site by April 1, 2021. The blog and the toolkit - two of the most popular features on the site - will remain. If you wish to peruse the reviews before they disappear, please do so by the end of March 2021. After that date you may still be able to access them via the Internet Archive Wayback Machine - https://archive.org/web/.

News Story Reviews

Our reviewers applied 10 standardized criteria to > 2,600 news stories making claims about health care interventions.

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PR News Release Reviews

We analyzed >600 public relations news releases from medical journals, medical centers, drug/device makers, others.

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Blog

Wide-ranging exploration of issues in journalism, journal publishing, health care PR, advertising and marketing.

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Toolkit

Tips & Resources for Analyzing Health Care Claims

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Toolkit