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How well is the media doing its job to vet sources' ties to pharmaceutical funding? New research shows that academics who promoted the use of antiviral drugs for swine flu were eight times more likely to have financial links to drug companies.

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One billion dollars a year could be saved a year if Medicare adopted the VA's prescribing habits, according to a recent paper in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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The medical equivalents of U-Haul, Home Depot and rental rug shampooers, self service operating rooms have been the subject of debate and excitement.

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The last 15 years of research on how adverse childhood experiences cause adult onset of chronic disease, mental illness, violence and being a victim of violence is unequivocal. To understand what happened to Adam Lanza, we have to ask difficult questions.

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What if you could take one pill and live 10 years longer? What if that pill also made you bald? What if the pill made you bald and nauseous? What if that one pill made you bald, nauseous, dizzy, impotent, and blind?  Would you take that pill? 

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The energy burnt by hunters and desk jockeys is the same, new revelations on thalidomide, strategies for disease prevention and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Three more questions you should pursue based on the debate over the SorryWorks! program, which protects doctors who apologize for medical errors that harm patients.

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Headlines matter. And you can’t have it both ways: one saying “reduces death” and another saying “isn’t saving lives.” Screening messages are confusing enough for the general public; journalism shouldn’t make it even harder to decipher.

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I wrote a piece recently for Health News Review about conflicts of interest. The original post is below, followed by more great examples of writers describing unexpected conflicts in detail.

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