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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.
Powerful MS Drug Used Early May Reverse Some Disability
ABC story on stroke surgery: More needed on costs, harms, conflicts of interest
The story also could have been more specific on the study findings.
Blood Clot Removal Could Help More Stroke Victims, Study Finds
Conflicts of interest abound in NYT post on Transcendental Meditation
Joy Victory is deputy managing editor of HealthNewsReview. She tweets as @thejoyvictory. Twelve years ago, as a newspaper reporter in the New York City suburbs of Westchester County, a news release came across my desk alerting me that Transcendental Meditation (TM) followers were planning to bring their specific type of meditation to nearby public schools. […]
Oral testosterone PR release keeps readers in the dark about significant conflicts of interest
The news release doesn’t discuss costs, disclose conflicts of interest, or acknowledge lingering long-term safety concerns with testosterone replacement therapy.
Studies Show Oral Testosterone Safe and Efficacious in Long-term Management of Hypogonadism
News release on osteoporosis drug prominently notes funders and potential conflicts of interest. Kudos!
The Endocrine Society put disclosures front and center in this drug trial summary.
Abaloparatide may help prevent fractures in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis
“Disingenuous denial” of medical research conflicts of interest
A Viewpoint article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), “Confluence, Not Conflict of Interest: Name Change Necessary,” caught the eye of Dr. Richard Lehman, who writes the wonderful journal review blog for The BMJ. First, an excerpt from the JAMA piece to give you a sense of what it’s about: “The term […]1
NEJM reignites conflict-of-interest debate with reader poll
The following is a guest blog post from Kathlyn Stone, who is an Associate Editor for HealthNewsReview.org. After reading the NEJM’s recent reader poll on conflict-of-interest rules, one gets the sense that the NEJM is still trying to frame the discussion. The poll appears as a follow-up to Lisa Rosenbaum’s widely panned 3-part series on physician-industry […]16 11/24/2013
Statins and cardiovascular conflicts of interest
I’d like to see a public survey of comprehension of the recent splash of news about new guidelines for heart disease prevention and statin drug use. Heads must be spinning. Here are some of the pieces that I found noteworthy: In the BMJ, Jeanne Lenzer writes, “Majority of panelists on controversial new cholesterol guidelines have […]1/31/2013
The list of potential conflicts of interest in authors of the NEJM obesity myths paper
A paper in the New England Journal of Medicine, “Myths, Presumptions, and Facts about Obesity,” drew lots of news attention. The authors reported: We identified seven obesity-related myths concerning the effects of small sustained increases in energy intake or expenditure, establishment of realistic goals for weight loss, rapid weight loss, weight-loss readiness, physical-education classes, breast-feeding, […]2 1/14/2013
Colonoscopy, conflicts of interest, and cautionary tales
Dr. Michael Kirsch, who claims that “when I’m not writing, I’m performing colonoscopies, has published a blog post, “Is Colonoscopy the Best Colon Cancer Screening Test?” It’s an excellent piece, which I encourage you to read in its entirety. It touches on medical conflicts of interest, comparative effectiveness research, the medical arms race, medical marketing […]