transparency in health news

An NPR health science show host has received large payments from drug companies, a fact not revealed to the audience.  Like the undisclosed ties of military contractors to media talking-head generals, these extensive payments to health communicators (in this case, a kind of “journalist”) threaten the credibility of the news.  Few vested interests are as wealthy and able to direct the information environment as the defense and health industries.

One Response to “transparency in health news”

  1. Maria Howard Says:

    I was already suspecting it. Still, quite a disappointing piece of news.

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