Monthly Archives: December 2010

Six not-so-simple steps toward protecting people from dangerous drugs

Share Over the past two years there has been a steady diet of books and media reports about the disturbing influence the pharmaceutical industry has on medical research and doctors’ prescribing patterns. Not a week goes by without a new … Continue reading

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Mount Holyoke journalism class gains real-world experience

Share At the risk of tooting my own horn, I thought I’d post this video that was produced by Mount Holyoke College about the multimedia journalism class I teach there and our collaboration with the local newspaper, The Daily Hampshire … Continue reading

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Government oversight agency calls on NIH to ban ghost-writing

Share Much has been written about the insidious practice of ghost-writing in medical research in this and other blogs and news articles. Even Dr. Francis Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), expressed dismay over the problem … Continue reading

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