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.

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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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