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Guardian leaves out a key potential conflict of interest in story on statin study
The story also appears to lean heavily on an Imperial College press release.
Statins cut the risk of heart disease death by 28% among men, study shows
Tone deaf again on pharma conflict of interest: STAT piece praising drug reps fails to disclose industry payments
[Editor’s note: The STAT article that’s the subject of this post has now been retracted following our investigation showing that the physician listed as the author did not write the piece, and that the content of the article was initially crafted with the assistance of a public relations firm.] I woke up this morning after a […]
It’s still a conflict of interest when a source ‘wasn’t part of the research’ but is a consultant for the drug company
The article also falls short when describing the method and findings of the study.
DRUG SHOWS PROMISE AGAINST VISION-ROBBING DISEASE IN SENIORS
New example of conflict of interest in Mayo Clinic sponsorship of Star Tribune newspaper section
When it was announced that the Mayo Clinic would sponsor the Star Tribune newspaper’s Science & Health section in 2015, I was interviewed about the announcement, and wrote about it. All I could do was speculate at that time about some of the potential pitfalls of the newly-announced arrangement, and speak generically about the problems […]
Newsweek speculates about an ‘obesity cure,’ and doesn’t disclose important conflict of interest
The story does not tell readers that the researcher who is quoted in the story has filed a provisional patent for the antibody.
OBESITY CURE? SCIENTISTS DISCOVER ANTIBODY THAT REDUCES BODY FAT IN MICE
ALS drug announcement answers many questions but raises others about cost, benefits and a potential conflict of interest
Too few details on benefits, costs, conflicts weaken otherwise strong release on ALS drug.
MT Pharma America Announces FDA Approval of RADICAVA™ (Edaravone), the First New Treatment Option for ALS in More Than 20 Years
FDA release on Intrarosa approval omits important conflict of interest
The research on the trial of a drug for alleviating pain in postmenopausal women during sex was conducted and written by the manufacturer. That’s not mentioned in the release.
FDA approves Intrarosa for postmenopausal women experiencing pain during sex
Update: Conflict of interest/funding disclosure missing from half of news releases we’ve reviewed — a case study on why that’s important
The following is a guest post from Andrew Holtz, one of our longtime contributors and a past president of the Association of Health Care Journalists. Editor’s note: See “Update” section below for the latest response. “The cornerstone for managing conflicts of interest is transparency…” That phrase introduces the University of Houston’s Policy on Conflict of […]
Former NEJM editors slam “backtrack” on conflict of interest
Yesterday, HealthNewsReview.org Associate Editor Kathlyn Stone summarized ongoing reaction to the New England Journal of Medicine’s long-winded series justifying closer ties between physicians and the pharmaceutical industry. She noted that the NEJM itself had pioneered today’s conflict of interest disclosure policies, and that throughout the 1990s, its editors would not publish editorials or review articles […]2 3/23/2015
Sponsored journalist training on “precision medicine”: Zeroing in on a conflict of interest
The following is a guest post from Andrew Holtz, one of our longtime contributors, my former colleague at CNN, and a past president of the Association of Health Care Journalists. This is at least the sixth time that we have addressed National Press Foundation workshop funding on this site. ———————— The question came from multiple […]2/2/2015
Another egregious conflict of interest in Fox Health News
On the FoxNews.com/health web page today is a piece (I won’t call it a story; it’s more like an ad) by Dr. Jennifer Landa, “Ending the multivitamin debate: Why taking one may actually save your life.” Oh, my, there’s a lot we could say about this piece. And we will, since I’m going to blog […]17 7/1/2014
Conflict of interest: ABC allows Ob-Gyn/”journalist” to report her opinion on pelvic exam recommendations
From MedPageToday: Average-risk, asymptomatic women do not benefit from pelvic exams as part of routine care and face potential harms from false-positive results, according to a new clinical guideline. When screening for cervical cancer, clinicians should limit the physical examination to visual inspection of the cervix and use of cervical swabs for cancer or human […]1/3/2013
Catching up on Conflict of Interest news. Please make it stop.
A little end-of-the-year clean up of desk clutter never hurts. Well, yes it does when you see the accumulation of health care confilct of interest stories that have piled up recently. I had started this cleanup at the end of 2012 but am just now getting around to publishing it. Doctors with links to drug […]9/24/2012
More on publication bias and conflict of interest
Recently, I wrote about an article published by PLoS One that pointed out the potential for flawed reporting on the results of published clinical trials. Now, Harold DeMonaco, one of our story reviewers and a frequent guest blogger on our site, writes about an article and accompanying editorial in the September 20 edition of the […]8/8/2012
Disclosing conflict of interest: two pieces in TheScientist.com
Both worth a closer look: An opinion piece on TheScientist.com, “Bias Is Unavoidable: Simply disclosing conflicts of interest is not enough.” and An opinion piece, “Off-Label Drug Disclosure Inadequate: Some 85 percent of researchers involved in promoting off-label drug use do not adequately disclose financial conflicts of interest in published articles.”