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Category: Conflicts of interest


Drug company influence on journalism


Another conflicted all-expenses-paid junket offer by the National Press Foundation


Fact-checking – by itself – is inherently flawed on health care topics

1 12/18/2018

6 reasons journalists should just say no to Mayo Clinic’s latest journalism ‘residency’ program


5-Star Friday: Simplicity


When reporting on sloppy science, NY Times ‘Well’ section should practice what it preaches


Podcast: The polluted stream of health care information

2 10/5/2018

What The New York Times didn’t say about a woman ‘caught in the crossfire’ between insurers and drugmakers


Shameless Alzheimer’s sales pitch masquerades as solid science

3 8/27/2018

How the ‘optimism’ narrative in Alzheimer’s helps the drug industry and harms patients