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What Are the Roles and Responsibilities of the Media in Disseminating Health Information?

  • Gary Schwitzer,
  • Ganapati Mudur,
  • David Henry,
  • Amanda Wilson,
  • Merrill Goozner,
  • Maria Simbra,
  • Melissa Sweet,
  • Katherine A Baverstock
  • Published: July 26, 2005
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0020215

About the Authors

Competing Interests

The Integrity in Science Project, of which MG is the director, is funded in part by several foundations with a pro-environmentalist concern about industry influence over the scientific process and government advisory process. MS has previously worked at The Sydney Morning Herald. KB is on the Executive Committee of the Australasian Medical Writers Association.