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Category: Health care/research ethics

4 11/5/2018

When medicine & media sugarcoat the true impact of patient harms

1 11/2/2017

In need of scrutiny: Misleading stem cell claims by academic medical centers

2 3/11/2016

Wrigley’s self-serving oral health plan gets free pass from news media

2 2/18/2016

Public institutions in Maryland still ducking basic questions about chocolate milk and concussions study

6 1/6/2016

Can $2 billion a year cure Alzheimer’s?


Wrong forces drive osteoporosis treatment – despite evidence of lack of benefit

6 5/14/2015

Criticism of NEJM’s defense of industry-physician relations

2 6/27/2014

The long list of warnings about community screening programs is getting longer


PBS NewsHour debate on Glaxo drug marketing announcement was almost waste of time

1 10/3/2013

Medical ethics case study: Speculating on Public Figure’s Mental Health