Physician Spotlight

Packer MD: Should Physicians Talk to the Lay Press About Research Studies?

  • By Milton Packer MD

For the past 40 years, I have been talking to journalists about research. Often, it has been at a press conference being arranged by the organizers of a national or international meeting. I have also frequently been asked for my opinions about a research study carried out by someone else. Discussions with the medical press are essential to the proper dissemination of information to colleagues. Researchers have a responsibility to ensure that reporters are receiving a valid scientific message.



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