Category: Health care journalism


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


Making sense of news based on animal studies: An update to our toolkit

6 4/2/2018

Full disclosure: It’s time for health care journalists to report their sources’ conflicts of interest


When ‘fact-checked’ health news doesn’t tell the whole story

1 3/9/2018

Lowering the bar on Alzheimer’s drugs: STAT op-ed takes industry-friendly line, without disclosing author’s pharma ties