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Category: News releases


Crazy week of PR & news on studies should teach us how/what to ignore


Pharma PR appears as unvetted COVID-19 vaccine news in STAT newsletter


News release labeling to combat a global scourge of exaggerated claims

2 12/20/2018

A final report card from 3,200+ systematic reviews of health care news stories & PR releases


Holy grail cancer test? Hold on. Here’s what you need to know


A veteran science communicator’s guidelines for PR news releases on medical research

1 11/26/2018

Ending our offer of free pre-publication review of PR news releases


Problematic PR releases: Medical studies backed by food industry trade groups


Podcast: The polluted stream of health care information


Journal case reports can’t ‘explode myths’ — but they can encourage shoddy news stories