Monthly Archives: January 2011

Researchers call on journal to retract notorious Paxil study

Share The retraction of questionable scientific papers seems to be on the rise, due in large part to increased media scrutiny of scientific misconduct and conflicts of interest among researchers who fail to disclose they have skin in the game, … Continue reading

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Panelists to share tips on how to become a health and science blogger

Share On Wednesday, Jan. 19, I’m moderating a panel on blogging about health and science, sponsored by the New England Science Writers. We are fortunate to have attracted some top-notch bloggers, including Gary Schwitzer, whose HealthNewsReview blog was named the … Continue reading

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One more reason why Genzyme might want to resist Sanofi’s overtures

Share For weeks now, The Boston Globe has been running stories about Sanofi Aventi’s hostile bid to acquire Genzyme, the Boston-based biotech giant. One recent story talked about how the CEOs of both companies attended the same conference in San … Continue reading

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More Americans harmed by prescription drug misuse than illegal drugs

Share Just last night, a friend of mine mentioned that an acquaintance of hers, a woman in her 50s who was taking prescription drugs for several conditions including diabetes and high blood pressure, died from an overdose of legally prescribed … Continue reading

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