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PharmedOut in the Media

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Academic Docs Kept Speaking on Big Pharma’s Dime
National Public Radio Online, December 20, 2010 (also New Hampshire Public Radio, December 20, 2010)

Area Doctors Get Pharmaceutical Money for Talks About Drugs
Kansas City Star, December 9, 2010
(also Therapeutics Daily, December 9, 2010; Pharmacy Choice, December 10, 2010)

Letter Faults Brown for Inaction on Professor
Brown Daily Herald, December 3, 2010

Database Shows Physicians’ Financial Ties
Lexington Herald-Leader Online, November 9, 2010

Drug Industry Ties to Doctors Weaken As Disclosure, Gift Rules Spread
American Medical News, November 29, 2010

Who You Gonna Call? – How Should a Young Academic Respond to a Proffered Conflict of Interest’

Health Care Renewal, November 18, 2010

Ghostwriters in the Medical Literature
ScienceCareers, November 12, 2010

Doctors Cut Some Drug Company Ties Amid Rising Scrutiny
USAToday.com, November 9, 2010

Doctors’ Ties to Drug Industry Examined
Tennessean Online, November 9, 2010

MDs Slash Some Drug Co. Ties Amid Rising Scrutiny
Associated Press Online, November 8, 2010

I-Team: Do Drug Companies’ Relationships with Doctors Affect Patient Treatment?
KHOU.com, November 5, 2010

PharmedOut Project at Georgetown University Medical Center
Health Care 3.0, November 4, 2010

Doctor-Drug Company Database Sheds Light
Seattle Times, November 2, 2010
 (also Lexington Herald-Leader Online, November 3, 2010; iStockAnalyst, October 29, 2010)

Walk It Off, Crybaby
www.bioethicsforum.org, November 2010 (Hastings Center Report 40(6): 5)

Doctor-Drug Company Database Adds to Confusion for Consumers
ChicagoTribune.com, October 28, 2010

“Dollars for Docs” (series)
PBS Nightly Business Report, October 20, 2010 [Transcript]

Hope Dies for One Type of “Female Viagra” [Magic Pill]
Jezebel, October 8, 2010

Shady Practice of "Ghostwriting" Surfaces in Articles About Hormone Replacement Therapy
HealthCentral.com, October 6, 2010

Don’t Try It Diets
East Carolinian, September 30, 2010

The Shocking Truth About Free Lunches and Pens
pharmalot.com, September 29, 2010

Pfizer Displeased with PLoS
Genome Web Daily News, September 28, 2010

Pfizer Attacks Journal for Undisclosed Conflicts
phamalot.com, September 27, 2010

Study Shows Ghostwriters Overstated Benefits of HT
Endocrine Today, September 27, 2010

Doctors Feel Entitled to Drug Company Gifts
Pittsburgh Business Times Online, September 16, 2010

Bad Science Medical Ghostwriters Who Build a Brand
Guardian.co.uk, TherapeuticsDaily.com,
September 18, 2010

Professor Points to Ghostwriting at Medical Center
The Hoya, September 14, 2010

Ghostwriters Overstate Drug Benefits, Downplay Flip Side
Netindia123.com, September 13, 2010;
Newkerala.com, Azerbaijanneews.net, RussiaNews.net, webindia123.com, Smashits.com, Deccan Herald, Top-
Australia Hankuk Ilbo, MSN India, Philippine Times, Yahoo! India, PakistanNews.net, Malaysia News.net, Uzbekistan
News.net, TechRadar.com, Kyrgyzstannews.net, Albuquer
queNews.net, South KoreaNews.net, TajikistanNews.net, JakartaNews.net, ArgentinaNews.net, BeijingNews.net, BaltimoreNews.net, Buenos AiresNews.net, Amsterdam
News.net, TurkmenistanNews.net, SriLankanNews.net, AustinNews.net, BangkokNews.net, BruineiNews.net, Sulekha.com, BarcelonaNews.net, PhilippinesNews.net, AustraliaNews.net, BritainNews.net,
September 13, 2010

Wyeth’s Ghost in the Medical Machine
Café Pharma, Seeking Alpha, September 12, 2010

Red Flag Raised Over Eye Damage and Lasers
The Globe and Mail, September 10, 2010

Drug Co. Paid Writers to Promote HRT
Health24 Online, September 9, 2010

Study Shows Ghostwriters Overstated Benefits of
Hormone Therapy

Hem Onc Today Magazine, September 9, 2010

Federal Appeals Court Declines To Reconsider
'Pay-For-Delay' On Generic Drugs

Medical News Today Online, September 9, 2010;
Kaiser Health News,
September 8, 2010

Researchers Say Wyeth Paid Writers To
Promote Hormone Therapy

Pharma Business Daily Bulletin Online, September 8, 2010

Wyeth Paid Writers to Promote Hormone Therapy: Study International Business Times Online, September 8, 2010

Drug Maker Used Ghostwriters for Positive
Journal Articles

MSNBC.com, September 8, 2010

Drug Co. Paid Writers to Promote Hormone Therapy
Yahoo!, September 8, 2010

Too Often, 'Ghosts' Are to Blame for Hiding Scary News About Hormone Therapy and Other Drugs
MinnPost.com Online, September 8, 2010

The Benefits Of Hormone Replacement Therapy Overstated And Harms Downplayed By Ghostwritten Articles
Medical News Today Online, September 8, 2010

Ghostwritten Articles Overstate Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy and Downplay Harms
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology, RedOrbit Online,
September 8, 2010;
e! Science News Online, R&D Magazine, PhysOrg.com Online, EurekAlert! Online, September 7, 2010

Drug Co. Paid Writers To Promote Hormone Therapy
The Post Chronicle, Thomson Reuters, QualityHealth.com, September 8, 2010;
Thomson Financial News, FinanzNachrichten.de, Thomson Reuters – India, AFX Asia ProFeed, September 7, 2010

Questions Over Ghostwriting in Drug Industry
Scientific American, September 8, 2010;
Nature – Online, September 7, 2010

Drug Company Paid Writers to Spin HRT
Times LIVE, September 8, 2010

Ghostwriting Misled Thousands About HRT, Analysis Says CNN.com, September 8, 2010

Wyeth Played Up Hormone Therapy
Straits Times, September 7, 2010


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