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Paul Thacker, a former investigator for Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) who helped draft the Physician Payments Sunshine Act in 2010, said there is reason to question the flow of money to patient advocacy groups. The pharmaceutical industry has fostered relationships in every link of the drug supply chain, ...
“Bristol-Myers Squibb is focused on supporting a health care environment that rewards innovation and ensures access to medicines for patients,” said spokeswoman Laura Hortas. “The company supports patient organizations with this shared objective.” The first-of-its-kind database, compiled by Kaiser ...

Part of that multifaceted strategy was a program to “educate journalists” about the energy balance campaign — an initiative whose secret Coke sponsorship was originally uncovered by journalist Paul Thacker writing in the BMJ. Applebaum said the covert PR program was generating significant interest ...
Lawmakers concerned about a mounting opioid crisis are pushing for the pharmaceutical industry to fully disclose their financial influence on patient advocacy groups. Last week Ontario enacted a provincial law requiring pharmaceutical companies to disclose payments made to such groups, as well as ...
It features veteran journalist Carey Gillam, research director for the nonprofit U.S. Right to Know and author of “Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science.” Paul D. Thacker, a former investigator for the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, is a writer living in Spain. Correction: ...

Kloor's one-man crusade to paint environmental advocates as nitwits includes a classic of the Kloor canon: his self-aggrandizing piece in Issues in Science ..... A few days before Christmas, Canadian journalist Allison Vuchnich reported that Kevin Folta helped industry coordinate a campaign to discredit ...
In 2015, all journalist Keith Kloor did was write about an industry-funded group called US Right To Know (USRTK) and their use of Freedom of Information Act requests in Nature and Thacker attacked him, essentially accusing him of being a shill for Monsanto, and got friends like journalism professor ...

What she didn't expect was the massive blowback: The university accused her of being an activist, not a journalist, and she was hounded by Twitter trolls who ... The Inspector General for the Environmental Protection Agency just announced he is investigating whether a former high-ranking EPA official ...
Ben Harder, a journalist with US News & World Report, recently tweeted, “Pharma ads subsidize many health reporters' salaries.” Elisabeth Rosenthal, who .... Paul Thacker wrote in The BMJ about the University of Colorado accepting Coca-Cola money to sponsor a health journalism workshop on obesity.
Journalist Paul Thacker uses documents he obtained under freedom of information laws to show how Coca-Cola sponsored the conferences ... Attempting to derail the effect of the US Environmental Protection Agency's 1993 report on secondhand smoke, the tobacco industry successfully placed stories in ...
“Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology is a vanity journal that publishes mercenary science created by polluters and producers of toxic chemicals to manufacture uncertainty about the science underlying public-health and environmental protections.” says David Michaels, professor of environmental and ...
There are differing opinions in the scientific community on safety and environmental impacts. The World Health Organization, for instance, came out ... A journalist for Forbes has mused whether FOIA requests to scientists are harmful to academic research. I was shocked reading this, thinking, “We now have ...
Paul D. Thacker is a journalist and consultant to nonprofits. Supported by a grant from the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, he is working on a book about the lives of congressional staffers. Follow him on Twitter. Medical Examiner. Oct. 27 2015 11:15 AMGun Myths Die HardResearch on gun violence has made progress ...
Paul Thacker, a former investigator for Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) who helped draft the Physician Payments Sunshine Act in 2010, said there is reason to question the flow of money to patient advocacy groups. The pharmaceutical industry has fostered relationships in every link of the drug supply chain, ...
Eleven of the 20 companies examined—Allergan, Baxter International, Biogen, Celgene, Endo International, Gilead Sciences, Mallinckrodt, Mylan, Perrigo Co., Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, and Vertex Pharmaceuticals—declined to disclose their company giving or did not respond to repeated calls. Paul Thacker, a former ...


 

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