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Tag: health care news releases


Journalists jump at chance to say “fart” in a story; botch what study & news release said


Questioning some of the ways in which new drug treatments are reported to the public


Health/science news criticism: “nothing at stake here except the survival of credible journalism”


Journalism via news release as Pfizer gets free publicity without releasing any data


Mice confused by Alzheimer’s research – our 3rd “whom to believe?” example this month

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How the same “independent” sources pop up in competing stories – or, is this the scientific embargo version of insider trading?


The BMJ news release that keeps on giving the gift of chocolate hype


Unwrapping today’s chocolate story: troublesome BMJ news release


The bidding rises: last week’s health care PR offer to reporters was $100. It’s $250 this week!


Skin-crawling example of attempts to buy health care news coverage