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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 […]
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 […]4
Conflicts of interest: Time for world’s top health journalism organization to reconsider fundraising practices. Part 2 of 3
Perhaps few journalism organizations have tried harder to minimize conflicts of interest than the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ), the leading professional organization for journalists who report on health care. The two of us know AHCJ well, having been members almost since its launch 20 years ago. We’ve both served on AHCJ’s board, attended […]7
Conflicts of interest in health care journalism. Who’s watching the watchdogs? We are. Part 1 of 3
Ben Harder, a journalist with US News & World Report, recently tweeted, “Pharma ads subsidize many health reporters’ salaries.” Elisabeth Rosenthal, who now heads Kaiser Health News after a long career with the New York Times, tweeted in that same discussion, “Many of my articles in the NYT carried pop-up ads for pharma. Infuriating.” Many […]
CBS’s anecdotal story on botox for major depression omits major conflicts of interest
Relying on just one expert source invites trouble, particularly when the source has multiple ties to the intervention and stands to gain financially from its approval.
Botox tested to help treat depression and social anxiety
Nonsurgical treatment for infants with ear deformities: Release doesn’t disclose conflicts of interest
A discussion on deformed versus malformed ears would have added some much needed clarity to the release.
Nonsurgical treatment can correct congenital ear malformations in infants
Multiple conflicts of interest left out in summary of Bayer-sponsored study of liver cancer drug
The release would have benefited from clarification of the conflicts of interest and more attention to cost and harms associated with the use of regorafenib.
Mount Sinai researchers involved in successful phase 3 trial of drug for liver cancer
Conflicts of interest in medicine: pervasive, worrisome, and detrimental to healthcare
The well-respected medical journal, JAMA Internal Medicine, has published a special collection of articles highlighting blatant conflicts of interest between healthcare and industry. It’s a topic we’ve covered hundreds of times dating back to the spring of 2005 and we’re glad to see it getting special attention. Before launching into the JAMA articles I wanted […]
Potential conflicts of interest abound in HealthDay’s look at Lemtrada for early stages of MS
Readers need reminding that the manufacturer of a drug has an extremely strong interest in getting their drug used as early as possible in a disease process and that measures of “benefit” need to correspond to this early use.