Tag Archives: conflict of interest

Native Advertising: Corporate Influence in News

This is John Oliver’s comedic but effective treatment explaining “native advertising,” or the trend toward lack of separation between advertising and news. Keep in mind that native advertising incorporated in news stories is not always disclosed as an ad. I discuss some examples in my book Stonewalled. Watch HBO’s John Oliver on Native Advertising Share      

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Follow Up: Medical Journal Lancet Discloses Financial Interest of Pro-HPV Vaccine Article Author

As a result of my inquiry for the article “What you didn’t know about a doctor’s stance on the HPV vaccine,” the medical journal Lancet has now issued a correction to its publication. The correction acknowledges formerly undisclosed financial conflicts of interest between the article’s lead author and makers of the controversial human papillomavirus (HPV) […]

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Questions Surrounding Review of Challenged Vaccine-Autism Study

Did the medical journal Pediatrics stand by a questioned vaccine-autism study without interviewing the coauthor who confessed to and exposed alleged scientific misconduct? If so, that would deviate from what should be standard procedure in such an investigation, according to internationally recognized medical ethicist Dr. Michael Carome. “If the evidence seems substantial, the journal should […]

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