Controlling messaging is a key industry strategy. "This may be the first time a biotech company has launched a media venture. And while LeapsMag is still small, it raises some big questions. What happens, after all,
The food industry is no stranger to fake news, either. "An entire industry called “product defense,” created years ago by the tobacco industry, uses falsehoods and misdirection to protect companies from bad media and
"More than 28,000 Illinois doctors accepted $74.1 million from pharmaceutical and medical device companies in 2016, excluding payments for research, according to a Tribune analysis of recently released federal data.
One of our areas of interest -- and deep concern -- is how corporate funding can pervasively skew an organizations' perception of an issue in favor of the funder, while simultaneously silencing criticism. Yesterday's
A brand-new stellar investigation by The Associated Press and The Center for Public Integrity uncovers the prescription painkiller lobby's efforts to derail efforts to curb U.S. intake. It is yet another example of
Today, NPR had a must-read piece on the pharmaceutical industry's payments to doctors. Highlights: "Few days went by last year when New Hampshire nephrologist Ana Stankovic didn't receive a payment from a drug