This blog covers issues of concern to health care consumers. It evaluates health journalism. It looks at conflicts of interest in health care, health care costs, consumer confusion, hype in medical advertising and promotion, concerns about direct-to-consumer prescription drug advertising, etc.
It is managed by Professor Gary Schwitzer, who directs the health journalism M.A. program at the University of Minnesota School of Journalism & Mass Communication.
He has specialized in this field for more than 30 years, and he wrote the Statement of Principles for the Association of Health Care Journalists. Schwitzer health news blog