drug http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/2885/all en Producers Pick Lesbian Kiss, R-Rated Movies as Teen Choice Award Nominees http://www.mrc.org/articles/producers-pick-lesbian-kiss-r-rated-movies-teen-choice-award-nominees <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/erin-brown">Erin Brown</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>A girl-on-girl lip lock, a movie in which a bulldog masturbates, and a marijuana-smoking middle school teacher are among the nominees for the 2011 Teen Choice Awards. Yes that's right, an awards show specifically aimed at <em>13-19 year olds</em> will be featuring inappropriate content more suited for the panel of adults that chose the nominees.</p> <br /> <p>This year, teens will vote for their favorites, ranging from artists with hits about S&M, to sex and drug-filled R-rated comedies, to favorite 'break up' songs - one nominated song features the 'F' word 16 times.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/producers-pick-lesbian-kiss-r-rated-movies-teen-choice-award-nominees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Family 2011 actors adults age artist black Children choice comedy content controversial country date drug features friends inappropriate kissing lyrics marijuana material movie nominated nominees panel rated Rihanna school show Smoking songs strings suited supposed swan SWIFT tale taylor teen teens vote winners words years Fri, 05 Aug 2011 23:54:00 +0000 admin 2143 at http://www.mrc.org Royal Disaster: Networks Obsess Over Wedding, Barely Mention Mexico Drug Violence http://www.mrc.org/articles/royal-disaster-networks-obsess-over-wedding-barely-mention-mexico-drug-violence <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/erin-brown">Erin Brown</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-philbin">Matt Philbin</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Major Findings:</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/royal-disaster-networks-obsess-over-wedding-barely-mention-mexico-drug-violence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Politics 2011 228 abc april border cbs day drug event found hill mexico morning NBC networks ran royal stories violence wedding Wed, 27 Apr 2011 20:19:00 +0000 admin 2171 at http://www.mrc.org 20-to-1: Networks Go Crazy over Sheen Story, Downplay Planned Parenthood Scandal http://www.mrc.org/articles/20-1-networks-go-crazy-over-sheen-story-downplay-planned-parenthood-scandal <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/erin-brown">Erin Brown</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-philbin">Matt Philbin</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>If they ever take a break from publicizing Charlie Sheen's cocaine dos and don'ts, or detailing the power politics within his Beverly Hills harem, the networks should grab a copy of the Society of Professional Journalists' Code of Ethics. And they may want to pay special attention to this entry: "Show good taste. Avoid pandering to lurid curiosity."</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/20-1-networks-go-crazy-over-sheen-story-downplay-planned-parenthood-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Life abc Abortion abortions action awesome broadcast broadcasts called coverage defund drug Drugs feb federal gifford good hollywood House involving jeff learned live mentioned minutes NBC networks news numbers organization parenthood planned porn provider receives report reported representatives sheen sheens story underage Video Mon, 07 Mar 2011 20:27:00 +0000 admin 2182 at http://www.mrc.org Morning Shows Drag Innocent Drug Maker into Deadly Incident http://www.mrc.org/articles/morning-shows-drag-innocent-drug-maker-deadly-incident <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/paul-detrick">Paul Detrick</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Heparin is a generic drug made by many different companies that is used to thin blood. It has recently been involved in two accidents involving babies and the media have spun a tangled web unfairly connecting one company to both incidents.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/morning-shows-drag-innocent-drug-maker-deadly-incident" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Health abc cbs drug herapin MediaBias overdose Fri, 11 Jul 2008 22:44:20 +0000 admin 26055 at http://www.mrc.org Smoking Drug Chantix Blamed for Problems in Supposed 'Human Drug Experiment' http://www.mrc.org/articles/smoking-drug-chantix-blamed-problems-supposed-human-drug-experiment <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/amy-menefee">Amy Menefee</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/kelly-brown">Kelly Brown</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; “Good Morning America” slammed the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) June 17 for “using combat vets as guinea pigs to test a controversial drug.” This report has already led to calls for <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/story?id=5184026&amp;page=1"></a>congressional probes of the VA and its research – but ABC’s report left out half of the story. </p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/smoking-drug-chantix-blamed-problems-supposed-human-drug-experiment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Health Chantix Cornyn drug experiment obama Pfizer prescription PTSD Smoking stop Trial VA veterans vets Wed, 18 Jun 2008 21:55:44 +0000 admin 26104 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Puts Singulair Worries in Perspective While CBS Warns Viewers http://www.mrc.org/articles/nbc-puts-singulair-worries-perspective-while-cbs-warns-viewers <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/paul-detrick">Paul Detrick</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; After anecdotal reports that people who used the popular allergy drug Singulair may develop suicidal tendencies, the Food and Drug Administration announced March 27 that it would investigate. How big the problem might be depends on which network you watch.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nbc-puts-singulair-worries-perspective-while-cbs-warns-viewers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Health allergy asthma death Depression drug Merck moodchange risk Singulair suicide Fri, 28 Mar 2008 21:54:33 +0000 admin 26275 at http://www.mrc.org First Bottled Water, Now Tap - Networks Sound Alarm about Drinking Water http://www.mrc.org/articles/first-bottled-water-now-tap-networks-sound-alarm-about-drinking-water <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/genevieve-ebel">Genevieve Ebel</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     Just when you thought it was safe to trust your tap water, it would appear dehydration is your only option.</p> <br /> <p >      The Associated Press detailed a five-month study that found trace amounts of pharmaceuticals in the drinking water supplies of some major metropolitan areas in a report released on March 10.</p> <br /> <p >      Exaggerating fears of the “unknown” risks of the presence of the drugs, CBS, NBC and ABC all covered the report in the March 10 evening news broadcasts.     </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/first-bottled-water-now-tap-networks-sound-alarm-about-drinking-water" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Environment bottled drinking drug green networks pharmaceutical tap water Tue, 11 Mar 2008 21:42:08 +0000 admin 26317 at http://www.mrc.org Despite Media Carping, Americans Largely Trust Drug Companies http://www.mrc.org/articles/despite-media-carping-americans-largely-trust-drug-companies <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/nathan-burchfiel">Nathan Burchfiel</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Seven out of ten Americans believe prescription drugs developed over the past 20 years have made life better for their fellow Americans – in spite of journalists’ incessant attacks on pharmaceutical companies – a <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2008-02-29-chart-drugs-procon_N.htm"></a>new survey by USA TODAY, the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health shows.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/despite-media-carping-americans-largely-trust-drug-companies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Health company cost doctor drug healthcare industry insurance money patient pharmaceutical prescription profit Wed, 05 Mar 2008 15:47:59 +0000 admin 26332 at http://www.mrc.org NY Times Touts New FDA Regulations, Ignores Industry http://www.mrc.org/articles/ny-times-touts-new-fda-regulations-ignores-industry <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/nathan-burchfiel">Nathan Burchfiel</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Prescription drugs are more expensive in the United States than other countries for a number of reasons, arguably the biggest of which is that other governments artificially control prices so that Americans are left with the burden of funding research and development of new drugs.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/ny-times-touts-new-fda-regulations-ignores-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Health actions antidepressant crazy Depression drug FDA illness industry mental pharma pharmaceutical psychiatry suicidal suicide thoughts Thu, 24 Jan 2008 22:19:46 +0000 admin 26418 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Reporter Says Massive FDA Expansion Will 'Fix' Everything http://www.mrc.org/articles/cbs-reporter-says-massive-fda-expansion-will-fix-everything <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/stuart-james">Stuart James</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; As Congress considers a bill giving the Food and Drug Administration even more power – including charging drug companies five times as much for safety reviews – CBS News applauded the move. </p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cbs-reporter-says-massive-fda-expansion-will-fix-everything" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government administration drug FDA Food industry pet food pharma pharmaceutical seafood Senate Thu, 20 Sep 2007 21:07:50 +0000 admin 25333 at http://www.mrc.org Enough Gushing over Moore to Make You 'Sicko' http://www.mrc.org/articles/enough-gushing-over-moore-make-you-sicko <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/amy-menefee">Amy Menefee</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;">“Every fact in my films is true. And yet how often do I have to read over and over again about supposed falsehoods? The opinions in the film are mine. They may not be true, but I think they are.”</i></p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p><b>– Michael Moore in Time magazine interview, May 28, 2007</b></p><p> <br /> <br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/enough-gushing-over-moore-make-you-sicko" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government Canada Cuba Democrat doctor drug France healthcare hospital insurance Medicare Medicine Michael Moore prescription presidential candidate Republican sick SiCKO socialized Wed, 27 Jun 2007 15:36:03 +0000 admin 25466 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Dramatize Diabetes Drug Dangers http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-dramatize-diabetes-drug-dangers <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; “We’re starting with a story that affects hundreds of thousands of Americans because a new study out today says a drug they take increases their chances of having a heart attack and dying,” said anchor Katie Couric on the “CBS Evening News.”</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;“Some doctors warn this could become one of the country’s biggest drug catastrophes in recent memory,” said John McKenzie, ABC’s medical science correspondent on “World News.” </p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-dramatize-diabetes-drug-dangers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Health avandia blood sugar dead death diabetes die disease drug heart attack pharma pharmaceutical risk Tue, 22 May 2007 18:15:21 +0000 admin 25510 at http://www.mrc.org ABC and CBS Give No Credit to Novartis http://www.mrc.org/articles/abc-and-cbs-give-no-credit-novartis <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Both ABC and CBS evening news programs praised a new drug that could save lives threatened by osteoporosis. But they didn’t say what company spent years and millions of dollars developing it.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ABC “World News” anchor Charles Gibson called it “promising news.” </p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; “CBS Evening News” anchor Katie Couric agreed, saying the new drug “may be just what the doctor ordered” for the 10 million Americans living with the disease.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/abc-and-cbs-give-no-credit-novartis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Health bone calcium company cost doctor drug medication Medicine menopause osteoporosis pharma pharmaceutical prescription research Women Thu, 03 May 2007 19:29:00 +0000 admin 25526 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Pushes for More FDA Regulation http://www.mrc.org/articles/cbs-pushes-more-fda-regulation <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/dan-gainor">Dan Gainor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     How do you fix problems with government? With more government, of course. That’s the CBS strategy based on reported problems at the Food and Drug Administration. In a two-story effort, the network pushed for more legislation, more regulation and more spending.</p> <br /> <p >     Two April 23 “Evening News” stories were filled with critics of the FDA arguing politicians are “not sure that the FDA is up to the job,” as anchor Katie Couric put it. But neither report included a response to any of the charges from the agency or anyone who argued against growing bureaucracy. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cbs-pushes-more-fda-regulation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government administration agency consumer drug eat FDA Food Regulation safety Tue, 24 Apr 2007 16:37:03 +0000 admin 25537 at http://www.mrc.org Student Loan Providers 'Sound Like Drug Companies,' CNN Reporter Scolds http://www.mrc.org/articles/student-loan-providers-sound-drug-companies-cnn-reporter-scolds <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/amy-menefee">Amy Menefee</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/rachel-waters">Rachel Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     Guilty until proven innocent – that was the verdict for the student loan industry on CNN’s “In the Money.” </p> <br /> <p >     The show’s anchors turned a story on investigation of college financial aid offices into a diatribe on corporate scandal and an approval of more government control of student borrowing. </p> <br /> <p >     “This kind of a scandal is the kind of thing you think about when you think about Enron and, y’know, Wall Street firms and chop shops …” said panelist Jennifer Westhoven on the April 14 program. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/student-loan-providers-sound-drug-companies-cnn-reporter-scolds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Government borrow College company cost drug financialaid investigation kickback lending Loan pharma pharmaceutical SallieMae student university Mon, 16 Apr 2007 17:43:10 +0000 admin 25548 at http://www.mrc.org