University Docs: Pharma Keeps on Giving
Here's what we're checking out today:
Pharma Influence: In the latest installment of ProPublica's "Dollars for Docs" investigation, Tracy Weber and Charles Ornstein examine why doctors at Stanford and other prestigious universities still give lucrative lectures for pharmaceutical companies despite university policies prohibiting them from doing so.
Genomic Journalism: At SciDev.net, which offers science reporting resources for international journalists, K.S. Jayaraman has a new guide to reporting on genomics.
Kids' Docs: There are plenty of pediatricians in the United States – but not enough of them in rural areas, reports Carla Johnson for the Associated Press. (Check out our tips for reporting on rural health, too).
Nutrition: Seriously? Carbs are evil again? Apparently so, according to some nutritionists. Unhand that Christmas cookie!
Health Reform: In the wake of a recent legal setback for health reform's individual mandate, the Washington Post's Ezra Klein examines Massachusetts' experience with its own individual mandate.