The smartest voice in health news

HealthNewsReview.org is a non-profit website that “evaluates health care journalism, advertising, marketing, public relations and other messages that may influence consumers and provides criteria that consumers can use to evaluate these messages themselves.”  Since it is independent and serves the public interest in an arena that is dominated by very powerful interested parties–some of whom are more open about serving their own (and their stockholders’) interests and others who are less open about their conflicts of interest (grouped all together:  pharmaceutical and device industries; health insurers; health providers; hospitals; and academic research centers)–they have to rely on foundations and private donations.  So if you are in the giving mood, I recommend this excellent website.  (FYI, I have no connection whatsoever with this website, except I learn a lot from it.)

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