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The New York Times and the medical journal PloS Medicine won an incredible victory for patients and for health writers last week. They persuaded a judge in a lawsuit against drug makers to release 1,500 previously sealed documents that tell the story of how drug companies like Wyeth have been acting as ghost writers in medical journals.

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Ms. Sara Rosenbaum is the Harold and Jane Hirsh professor of health law and policy, and chair of the Department of Health Policy at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. Prof. Rosenbaum also directs the Hirsh Health Law and Policy Program and the Center for Health Services Research and Policy and holds appointments in the schools of medicine and health sciences and law. Prof. Rosenbaum, who received her J.D.

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Dr. Rosemarie M. Johnson is the board secretary for the Alliance Healthcare Foundation. She was a commissioner for the United States-Mexico Border Health Commission, a binational organization working to optimize health and quality of life along the U.S.-Mexico border. Johnson is a practicing anesthesiologist and a visiting associate clinical professor in UC San Diego School of Medicine's anesthesiology department. She has worked for the Anesthesia Service Medical Group, Scripps Green Hospital and Scripps Clinic in La Jolla.

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Dr. Francesca M. Gany is the founder and director of the Center for Immigrant Health, a network of more than 1,000 community members, social scientists, health care and public health professionals. Gany, a faculty member of the New York University School of Medicine, has extensive background in immigrant health research and policy development. She teaches primary care and immigrant health, along with health policy and medical economics.

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Doreena Wong is a senior attorney for the National Health Law Program (NHeLP), a national, nonprofit law firm working to increase and improve access to quality health care on behalf of limited-income individuals. It provides legal analysis and representation, information, education, and policy advocacy. Wong focuses on the needs of immigrants and limited English-proficient populations for culturally and linguistically appropriate health care services.

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Adriane Fugh-Berman, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Master's program (the first program in the field of CAM assessment to offer a basic sciences master's degree), Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Fugh-Berman's current research focuses on the rational use of both conventional and complementary therapies. She is the principal investigator of PharmedOut, a project to educate physicians about the influence that pharmaceutical companies have on prescribing.

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