New York Times: Beware of Anti-Homeopathy Journalists and Bloggers- They May Be Sponsored By Drug Companies
Posted on November 27, 2008
An article in the New York Times based on a study in a Medical Journal says that medical journalists may receive payments from Drug Companies in the form of “awards ” for their medical writings.
One of the journalists,
Ben Goldacre who writes anti-homeopathy diatribes has received such awards.
“Journalism awards consisting of cash prizes and all-expense-paid trips given out by drug companies are among the more “astonishing” financial ties between journalists and drug companies, the authors said.”
New York Times- http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/22/health/22journalists.html?emc=eta1
Also other bloggers, have been linked to Drug Companies such as the gimpyblog,
a hard hitting anti-complimentary medicine blog which regularly attacks homeopaths and homeopathic associations and accuses complimentary medicine practitioners of murder and calls women homeopaths “c#nts”.
Homeopathy has many supporters in the scientific and journalistic community but any one speaking on behalf of homeopathy or doing studies of homeopathy are regularly attacked by Drug Company sponsored journalists and bloggers.