Category: Health care journalism


MS patient shines a light on the harms of misleading media messages


Headline vs. study: Sometimes fishy, sometimes pulling a rabbit out of a hat


Non-inferiority trials require careful scrutiny: An update to our toolkit

2 5/2/2018

NYT ponders if IV drug users should get ‘second chance’ at heart surgeries, triggering outcry from addiction experts


Insurance company red tape: a potentially deadly barrier to opioid addiction treatment


Number needed to treat – one way to frame harms vs. benefits: An update to our toolkit

3 4/24/2018

A news story’s role in the death of son of Mothers Against Medical Error founder

1 4/17/2018

On our 12th anniversary, we introduce a new series: patient harm from misleading media


A cancer doctor speaks out: How premature hype about experimental drugs fails patients

5 4/5/2018

HealthDay digs to new lows in shovelware