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Category: Journal practices


Continued problems with inconsistent & adjacent news releases from BMJ

6 5/14/2015

Criticism of NEJM’s defense of industry-physician relations


BMJ back on bad track with its news releases: now gout & Alzheimer’s

6 3/3/2015

A tale of two observational studies – peanuts, coffee, heart health – and how the journals & some journalists handled them differently

1 2/13/2015

Who funded the research? It’s always an important question.


Edgar Allen Poe, Vincent Price, and Dr. Richard Lehman’s journal review blog


Exaggeration in health science news releases – and what we’re going to do about it


Evaluating evidence in media messages about breast cancer


“Catastrophizing parlance” about diabetes


Predatory journal: “good way to make an income & defraud scientific community”