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New York and Northampton, MA
Global Editorial Director, MedPage Today

VP, global editorial director, @medpagetoday; co-founder, @RetractionWatch; Distinguished Writer In Residence, @NYU_Journalism; columnist, @statnews; VP, @AHCJ

Press releases stink. Here’s why that matters

statnews.com — Just before Thanksgiving, the nonprofit Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) in Phoenix issued a press release trumpeting a "significant breakthrough" in the treatment of glioblastoma multiforme, a rare but deadly type of tumor that affects the brain and central nervous system. Even better, TGen reported, the drug, called propentofylline, has already been approved by the FDA.
Feb 10, 2016

RT @ivanoransky: Press releases stink. Here's why that matters. statnews.com/2016/02/10/pre… My and @armarcus's latest @statnews column

Feb 10, 2016

Good read from @armarcus and @ivanoransky on why health/science press releases are often awful and why that matters statnews.com/2016/02/10/pre…

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Why is it so damn hard to get a paper retracted?

statnews.com — Despite the real-time scrutiny of internet publication, getting a paper retracted or corrected turns out to be nearly impossible.
Feb 03, 2016

Now this is eye opening: Why is it so damn hard to get a paper retracted? statnews.com/2016/02/03/pap… via @statnews

Feb 03, 2016

RT @rickberke: Now this is eye opening: Why is it so damn hard to get a paper retracted? statnews.com/2016/02/03/pap… via @statnews

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'Research parasites' editorial moves NEJM in wrong direction

Jan 26, 2016

RT @AliceDreger: This by @ivanoransky and @armarcus hints at what a disaster editor Drazen has been for @NEJM and medical ethics. statnews.com/2016/01/26/res…

Jan 26, 2016

Amen. Criticism of ‘research parasites’ moves NEJM in the wrong direction statnews.com/2016/01/26/res… via @statnews

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CRISPR controversy reveals how badly journals handle COIs

statnews.com — The brouhaha over Eric Lander's "Heroes of CRISPR" article exposes how poorly scientific journals deal with conflicts of interest.
Jan 21, 2016

CRISPR controversy reveals how badly journals handle conflicts of interest statnews.com/2016/01/21/cri… My and @armarcus' latest @statnews column

Jan 21, 2016

RT @ivanoransky: CRISPR controversy reveals how badly journals handle conflicts of interest statnews.com/2016/01/21/cri… My and @armarcus' latest @statnews column

Jan 21, 2016

RT @ivanoransky: CRISPR controversy reveals how badly journals handle conflicts of interest statnews.com/2016/01/21/cri… My and @armarcus' latest @statnews column

Jan 21, 2016

RT @ivanoransky: CRISPR controversy reveals how badly journals handle conflicts of interest statnews.com/2016/01/21/cri… My and @armarcus' latest @statnews column

Jan 21, 2016

RT @statnews: CRISPR controversy reveals how badly journals handle conflicts of interest bit.ly/1T8VwTP

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Fake journal studies risk sowing confusion just for a laugh

Jan 13, 2016

Should journals knowingly publish fake studies? This one did. statnews.com/2016/01/13/jou… My and @armarcus's new column for @statnews

Jan 13, 2016

RT @ivanoransky: Should journals knowingly publish fake studies? This one did. statnews.com/2016/01/13/jou… My and @armarcus's new column for @statnews

Jan 13, 2016

Smart take by @ivanoranksy & @armarcus: Fake study on moms’ kisses risked sowing confusion for a laugh statnews.com/2016/01/13/jou… @statnews

Jan 13, 2016

RT @deborahblum: Smart take by @ivanoranksy & @armarcus: Fake study on moms’ kisses risked sowing confusion for a laugh https://t.co/zhMpyN…

Jan 13, 2016

RT @deborahblum: Smart take by @ivanoranksy & @armarcus: Fake study on moms’ kisses risked sowing confusion for a laugh https://t.co/zhMpyN…

Five years on, why cancer drug Orazol never made it to market

Should scientific papers be anonymous?

statnews.com — When it comes to protecting the scientific literature from bias, the safeguards that academics now use are sorely inadequate.­

To keep science honest, study data must be shared

statnews.com — Refusing to share data is a troubling development for science, a field that wants the public to believe that transparency is one of its guiding principles.
Dec 23, 2015

Requesting data isn’t harassment, and refusing to share data isn’t science statnews.com/2015/12/23/sha… Our new @statnews column

Dec 23, 2015

RT @ivanoransky: Requesting data isn’t harassment, and refusing to share data isn’t science statnews.com/2015/12/23/sha… Our new @statnews column

Dec 23, 2015

RT @RetractionWatch: Requesting data isn’t harassment, and refusing to share data isn’t science statnews.com/2015/12/23/sha… Our new @statnews column

Dec 23, 2015

Is it 'vexatious' to share raw data w/ folks trying to replicate your research? Maybe. But essential: statnews.com/2015/12/23/sha… via @statnews

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Governments shield scientific misconduct too often

statnews.com — Name-and-shame approaches to scientific misconduct are needed for the scientific literature, for funders, and for patients.
Dec 15, 2015

RT @ivanoransky: Governments routinely cover up scientific misdeeds. Let's end that, @armarcus and I say in @statnews statnews.com/2015/12/15/gov…

Dec 15, 2015

Governments routinely cover up scientific misdeeds. Let’s end that. The latest from The Watchdogs: statnews.com/2015/12/15/gov… via @statnews

Dec 15, 2015

RT @ivanoransky: Governments routinely cover up scientific misdeeds. Let's end that, @armarcus and I say in @statnews statnews.com/2015/12/15/gov…

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Would you trust a plagiarizing doctor?

statnews.com — Studies have found a small percentage of doctors are guilty of plagiarism in their residency applications. Is that a predictor of future misconduct?
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Feb 11, 2016

Why plagiarism is such a problem for German PhDs: Q&A with Debora Weber-Wulff retractionwatch.com/2016/02/11/why…

Feb 09, 2016

Prostate Cancer: A Patient's Journey medpagetoday.com/HematologyOnco… Surgery, cryoblation, or radiation? Not so fast, says @journotwit


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