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Bloomberg’s conflicted sources ‘love’ new cholesterol drugs — readers need to know about financial relationships with pharma
Financially-minded readers want to make a good investment not predicated on hype, and readers want to take a safe, effective drug.
Amgen’s Repatha Unclogs Arteries in Good Sign for Future Sales
CDC, conflicting (conflicted?) info, Tamiflu & unquestioning news reporting
The following is a guest blog post from Jeanne Lenzer, an independent journalist and an associate editor for The BMJ. Just last week, she published an important piece in that journal about the CDC, the FDA and the antiviral drug Tamiflu (oseltamivir). This piece is related. ———————— The oseltamivir (Tamiflu, Roche/Genentech/Gilead) story is filled with […]
Another conflicted journalism training event by the National Press Foundation
On the Knight Science Journalism Tracker, Paul Raeburn writes, “Beware the National Press Foundation’s ‘Tips for High-Fidelity Science Reporting’ webinar.” The announcement by the National Press Foundation states: Any journalist who wants to improve her or his work on scientific topics will benefit from this webinar. It will highlight common challenges in communicating science and […]
Ethics problem: physician-journalists interview colleagues without disclosing conflict
A physician wrote to me saying that the following story was “egregious because it is factually on another planet.” The story in question was PBS Newshour “special correspondent” Dr. Emily Senay interviewing Dr. Claudia Henschke of Mount Sinai Hospital about lung cancer screening. In the interview, CT scan advocate Henschke played fast and loose with […]2/1/2012
Readers may be snared in heart journal’s tangled web of conflicts
The following is a guest post by Kevin Lomangino, one of our story reviewers on HealthNewsReview.org. He is an independent medical journalist and editor who is currently Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Nutrition Insight, a monthly evidence-based newsletter which reviews the scientific literature on nutrition for physicians and dietitians. He tweets as @Klomangino. ———————————————————————————————- Blogger Marilyn Mann […]6/8/2011
Reuters: hidden conflicts common in journal articles
Reuters Health published an important story, “Financial transparency skin-deep at medical journals.” Excerpts: “Nobody is making sure that authors declare their conflicts of interest. That has a very real potential to influence public health and corporate bottom lines, experts say, because researchers with industry ties are more likely to promote drugs and downplay side effects.…“At […]8/6/2008
You can find conflict-free experts in health care, medicine and science
We’ve posted the following Publisher’s Note on HealthNewsReview.org. Conflicts of interest among sources of health/medical news and information represent an enormous – and growing – problem. Health care consumers, and news consumers, are often not told of the biases that may exist in medical research, in clinical care, or in health care professionals’ continuing medical […]10/30/2006
Medicine in conflict
Business Week has an interesting special report on “blurring the lines between objective science and financial gain. ” The magazine profiles a New York heart specialist who is chairman of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation in New York. Excerpt: “The foundation uses donations and fees from medical device companies to stage (an) annual conference, called Transcatheter […]2
A final HealthNewsReview.org report card from 3,200+ systematic reviews of health care news stories & PR releases
In 2005, as I began building HealthNewsReview.org, I got permission from Dr. David Henry of the Media Doctor Australia project to adopt their news story review criteria. In the ensuing 13 years, no one has ever placed in front of me a solid, specific suggestion for a better set of criteria for reviewing stories about […]
Guardian jumps to conclusions about an Alzheimer’s study that hasn’t even begun
The story’s headline states: “Virtual reality to help detect early risk of Alzheimer’s.” That is misleading. The researchers haven’t even recruited study participants yet, much less conducted the study or analyzed the results.
Virtual reality to help detect early risk of Alzheimer’s
6 reasons journalists should just say no to Mayo Clinic’s latest journalism ‘residency’ program
Craving a trip to Florida in February? If you’re a journalist, the Mayo Clinic has you covered. Once again Mayo is extending an offer to educate health care journalists, this time with what it’s calling a “residency” scheduled for Feb. 24-28 at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla. It’s described as “a behind-the-scenes, in-depth look […]
Mayo Clinic news release on cancer-related blood clots lives in data-free zone
Follow-up studies are needed to confirm these results in more patients across a range of different cancers.
Mayo researchers say oral apixaban safe and effective for treating blood clots in cancer patients
Sponsored content’s slippery slope: UC Davis and WaPo laud ‘Moringa, the next superfood’
The University of California at Davis (UC Davis) has partnered with the Washington Post (WaPo) to publish an article in which a significant conflict of interest is not disclosed, and where claims of major health benefits aren’t supported by adequate evidence. The article — ‘Moringa, the next superfood‘ — was published earlier this month. It’s […]2
What The New York Times didn’t say about a woman ‘caught in the crossfire’ between insurers and drugmakers
This week a New York Times story introduced readers to a young woman with a genetic condition called familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), which is characterized by high cholesterol levels and early heart disease. The story — titled “These Cholesterol-Reducers May Save Lives. So Why Aren’t Heart Patients Getting Them? — began: Heart disease runs in Mackenzie […]
One woman’s account of spinal cord stimulator skips realities of medical device safety in U.S.
The story also did not mention that the author acknowledged being a paid “advocate” for pain patients, which could present a conflict of interest.