If anyone ever says that he or she can't find an industry-independent expert for a news story or for an FDA committee,they just haven't looked hard enough.
9年来，我们已经举办了什么，to the best of our knowledge,一个独一无二的医疗行业独立专家名单。威廉希尔足球
Now that list has been revised,with new names,removing even more excuses for those who,过去，published news stories with only conflicted sources or filled committees with only industry-funded members.
这份名单的建立归功于调查记者和英国医学杂志,Jeanne Lenzer,andShannon Brownlee,senior VP of the Lown Institute,who first started the list in 2007.Back then,他们写了这件事on Slateand在里面英国医学杂志.I've helped review applicants,review journalists' requests,and manage the list,随着阿德里安·福格·伯曼，分子动力学,of Georgetown University Medical Center and the PharmedOut.org project.
在这个音频播客中。你可以听到伦泽和布朗利谈论这个名单的历史，what first inspired them to start it,他们想用它做什么，and why the list is also important for the general public,news consumers,医疗保健消费者威廉希尔足球和患者。
As we mentioned in the podcast.about half of the 2,400 stories we've reviewed so far have received unsatisfactory grades for failing to turn to an independent source and/or for failing to explore conflicts of interest in the sources interviewed.A couple of recent examples:
Our list of independent experts can help any journalist overcome these problems.A number of people on the list are part-time editorial contributors to william hill足球HealthNewsReview.org.There are also current and former editors of medical journals,including thePublic Library of Science-Medicine,the国家癌症研究所杂志，以及New England Journal of Medicine.一些名单成员是前FDA顾问，current and past deans and vice-deans of medical schools.
I know that,在我自己多年来对这份名单的管理中，我已经回复了公共电台记者的访问请求，magazines,newspapers,TV networks,and websites.Once I started keeping track of where requests came from,I know we heard from journalists in Arizona,California,佛罗里达州，格鲁吉亚，伊利诺斯Kansas,Massachusetts,Minnesota,New Jersey,纽约，北卡罗莱纳俄亥俄州，Oklahoma,俄勒冈州，宾夕法尼亚，Tennessee,德克萨斯州，Vermont,华盛顿,DC,and Wisconsin (and this is undoubtedly an incomplete list).Journalists from Canada and from at least 5 European countries have asked for,并收到，access.
We who have worked on the list believe that journalism would be better,公众会得到更好的信息，if more reporters turned to this list more often.然后，新闻报道将更加平衡地看待干预措施的潜在利益和危害之间的权衡，这一可能性将得到提高，and delivered more evidence than vested interest opinion.
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这是我们的第32个播客。You can find all of our podcastsHERE.