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Archive for May 2014

FDA back to its old tricks, trying to turn reporters into stenographers

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fdaThe FDA, it would appear, is back to old tricks that it claimed it had ended in 2011.

This weekend, in a column titled “When Sources Set The Ground Rules,” New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan highlighted an unusual sentence in a story that had appeared in the paper: Read the rest of this entry »

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Written by Ivan Oransky

May 4, 2014 at 12:18 pm

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Speedy news: Embargo on Ivy Leaguers and ADHD drugs study lifted early after New Republic breaks it

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pediatricsWhen I was a student at an Ivy League institution in Cambridge, Mass., the only drugs I used were caffeine and alcohol. Apparently, today’s Ivy Leaguers are using ADHD drugs as study aids.

That news is out early — with some extra speed, you might say — thanks to an embargo break by The New Republic. From an American Academy of Pediatrics note to media sent a little while ago: Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Ivan Oransky

May 1, 2014 at 12:53 pm

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