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Tracking conflict of interest news coverage
From time to time, I’ve highlighted how the Integrity in Science Watch project of the Center for Science in the Public Interest tracks news coverage (or lack thereof) of conflicts of interest in medicine and science. This week’s offering: Cheer to Andrew Pollack of the New York Times for disclosing that Eric L. Matteson, […]
Conflict of interest with Big Tobacco?
Tonight, medical research, and a study of a possible way to find early stage lung cancer that has gotten a lot of attention. It’s back in the news today because we learned who was paying for part of that research, and now there are questions that need answers.
Conflict of interest with Big Tobacco?
Conflict of Interest?
How much can you trust medical research? That question was raised today after it was found that a major lung cancer study, widely publicized when the study came out two years ago, was funded in part by tobacco company money.
Conflict of Interest?
Lots of drug-related conflict of interest news this week
Gardiner Harris of the New York Times is all over issues about drug company influence on doctors and on the FDA this week. Today he writes: Expert advisers to the government who receive money from a drug or device maker would be barred for the first time from voting on whether to approve that company’s […]6/19/2006
TIME magazine fails to disclose glaring conflict of interest
What ethical standards still exist at Time magazine? Or do they exist and they’re just being ignored? The Center for Science in the Public Interest points out that this week’s Time magazine includes a column by Dr. Andrew Weil touting the benefits of fish oil supplements. CSPI says, “The column was sparked by a recent […]
We help journalists avoid reliance on sources with financial conflicts of interest
For the past 11 years, HealthNewsReview.org has helped journalists find industry-independent experts to use as sources in their stories. It’s an effort begun by journalists Jeanne Lenzer and Shannon Brownlee (now a VP at the Lown Institute), but joined by me and Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD, of Georgetown not long after. You can read more about […]
Combo pill for blood pressure: Concept isn’t novel but conflicts of interest are newsworthy
The news release buried the news that the combo pill offered modest improvement over standard treatment but didn’t reduce side effects significantly.
Innovative triple pill significantly lowers blood pressure, study finds
NPR deftly summarizes results of early study using polio vaccine for brain cancer, except industry conflicts of interest
The only thing the story lacked was disclosing that seven of the researchers on the study reported financial interests in the company that holds the license for the treatment.
Doctors Try Genetically Modified Poliovirus As Experimental Brain Cancer Treatment
Full disclosure: It’s time for health care journalists to report their sources’ conflicts of interest
The following guest post is by Jeanne Lenzer, an award-winning independent medical investigative journalist and author of The danger within us: America’s untested, unregulated medical device industry and one man’s battle to survive it. She is a longtime contributor to The BMJ and her articles have appeared in outlets such as the Atlantic, the New York Times […]
Significant conflicts of interest not disclosed in LA Times story on modified Pap tests
The test aims to detect endometrial and ovarian cancers, which typically aren’t found until they’re advanced, limiting effective treatments options and contributing to the lethality.
Modified Pap tests can show early warning signs of other gynecological cancers
Podcast: Conflicts of interest at World Conference of Science Journalists
Today marks the opening of the 10th World Conference of Science Journalists in San Francisco.
Over 1,300 people will be in attendance, and that’s a big number.
But there’s an even bigger number that may not get as much attention but really should: The conference is receiving $400,000 from biomedical giant, Johnson & Johnson, and another $200,000 from various companies such as Bayer, Sanofi, 23andMe, and AstraZeneca.
Harvard researchers’ speculative, poop-based sports drink company raises questions about conflicts of interest
If you made a discovery that you thought could lead to a product and had named yourself CEO of a nascent company with plans to commercialize that product, would you have a financial interest in the company? Maybe not, according to Harvard University and its Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. My path to this revelation […]
‘Ethical bordellos:’ Op-eds don’t always disclose Big Pharma conflicts of interest
Drug companies have been promoting their views on the nation’s op-ed pages via commentary writers who come across as neutral-sounding experts, and editors don’t always call out these industry mouthpieces for what they are. Pharma-friendly guest columns have appeared on editorial pages around the country without disclosure of the authors’ drug industry ties, including the […]
The trail of tainted funding: Conflicts of interest in healthcare, academics, public relations and journalism
Healthcare is big business, and conflicts of interest are pervasive. Who stands to gain what is always an important question to ask–whether you’re a journalist or a healthcare consumer. But as we’ve found, many financial relationships are obscured or not ever reported, so it can be very hard to answer that question. We’ve written a number […]
Conflicts of interest in health care journalism: VIDEO with our publisher about “an unhealthy state of things” (Part 3 of 3)
In the past two days, we’ve outlined a number of concerns about news organizations, professional journalism organizations and academic institutions that are involved in health care journalism reporting or training while accepting sponsorship or funding from health care industry entities that are often subjects of what the journalists or trainees do or will write about. (Part one of […]