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TIME magazine fails to disclose glaring conflict of interest

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What ethical standards still exist at Time magazine? Or do they exist and they’re just being ignored?

The Center for Science in the Public Interest points out that this week’s Time magazine includes a column by Dr. Andrew Weil touting the benefits of fish oil supplements. CSPI says, “The column was sparked by a recent report in the Journal of the American Medical Association showing that fish oil supplements did not reduce the risk of serious abnormal heart rhythms. The article failed to disclose that Dr. Weil sells his own brand of fish oil supplements on his website.

I’ve pointed out other questionable advertising-related editorial practices at TIME in the past.

Let the reader – and the buyer – beware.

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Karen

June 19, 2006 at 4:24 pm

Good to see you back blogging, I missed your commentary. Hope your fingers enjoyed the rest.