Given the choice, I'd have the miracle pill story

Goldacre, Ben
May 2007
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);5/5/2007, Vol. 334 Issue 7600, p932
Academic Journal
The article presents the author's opinion on a lack of media coverage which was seen following the release of the results of a medical trial which showed that one treatment for children at high risk of developing conduct disorder could significantly improve antisocial behavior. Arguments are presented which suggest that pharmaceutical companies often influence media coverage of medical stories with money and influential public relations techniques including the establishment of long term relationships with journalists.


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