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Friday, October 15 • 10:05am - 10:35am
Digging on health and medicine

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Digging deeper on health and medicine comes with plenty of data to analyse, and a rather complex setting to investigate. Because in this field not only science, but also politics, financial stakes and marketing play a central role. Especially when it comes to new drugs and vaccines. Companies are required to submit evidence to regulatory agencies in order to prove product safety and efficacy, a process that creates major tension between public and commercial interests. How can a journalist assess the evidence in the development and approval stages of a new pharmaceutical product? Where do you start, in order to independently appraise efficacy and safety, and how can you unmask marketing strategies? 

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Serena Tinari

Medical journalist and co-founder, Re-Check.ch
Serena Tinari (1972) authored dozens of investigative stories for the Swiss public broadcaster. She is a medical journalist and the co-founder of Re-Check.ch, a Swiss nonprofit dedicated to investigating and mapping health affairs. Re-Check produces multi-language publications and gives workshops and lectures on how to dig deeper on health and medicine using techniques and methods at the intersection between Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM... Read More →

Friday October 15, 2021 10:05am - 10:35am CEST

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