CJR: BPA truth lies in the middle

In the Columbia Journalism Review, Sanhita Reddy reviews a recent STATS critique of media coverage regarding Bisphenol A and the dangers it may hold. According to Reddy, both STATS and outlets like the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel have taken overly extreme positions in the debate. While science hasn’t quite figured out the truth yet, Reddy says, it […]

STATS: Media ignored science in BPA coverage

In a review of American media coverage of the controversy of bisphenol A, researchers at STATS (a nonprofit, nonpartisan Statistical Assessment Service affiliated with George Mason University), say the media failed to properly weight different studies based on their size and research methodology and relied too heavily on sources like the University of Missouri biologist […]

FDA relied on industry during BPA approval

Susanne Rust and Meg Kissinger of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel used the federal Freedom of Information Act to obtain and review dozens of government e-mails and more than 100 attached files to find that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration actively leaned on BPA industry lobbyists “to do much of their work for them” during […]

Patients can now access all health information in electronic record sets

Thursday, Oct. 6, marked another milestone for patients seeking access to information in their electronic health records. That’s the date federal information-blocking regulations expanded to enable patients’ access to all electronic protected health information (ePHI) in designated record sets. With some medical organizations pushing back on the deadline saying smaller medical centers aren’t ready for […]