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Robert Goldberg on 'Tabloid Medicine'

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Robert Goldberg, the author of "Tabloid Medicine: How the Internet Is Being Used to Hijack Medical Science for Fear and Profit" reveals how the media, trial attorneys, anti-industry activists, and politicians work together to create a shadow campaign of doubt and fear about the safety of medical treatments; and how the Internet is used to scare the public and hide a political agenda, while preying on people’s insecurities to the ultimate detriment of both the individual and public health. Mr. Goldberg also investigates the rise of the “instant expert,” and shows how this new style of medical debate allows sensationalism and celebrity status to outweigh science and knowledge.

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