Gary Schwitzer

Health in the Headlines Conference – Coventry June 23-24

6 Giugno 2011 // 0 Commenti

The first European “Health in the Headlines” Conference organised by UK colleague John Lister with the sponsorship of the Association of Health Care Journalists will take place at the Coventry University on June 23rd and 24th. Among the many oustanding speakers, there will be Gary Schwitzer, Ivan Oransky, Trudy Lieberman, Françoise Clouzeau and AHCJ’s President Charlie Ornstein. We wish the organisers and speakers the best [... segue]

Cairo workshop to shed light in statistical jungle

20 Dicembre 2010 // 0 Commenti

Covering Medical Research by Gary Schwitzer There is a risk for blindness facing anyone with prolonged diabetes. A news report on a new drug could state, accurately, that tests show the drug reduced that risk by a mere one per cent over a five-year period. But a full-page ad by the drug company could state, accurately, that its new product reduces that risk by a whopping 50 per cent. What’s going on – two figures so far apart, but both accurate? It’s a statistical choice. The drug company ad is citing “relative risk” and the news [... segue]