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This resource guide is for journalists who report on science, health, and medicine–especially on medical research. The guide includes frequently asked questions about medical research, some questions to help journalists consider the science and ethics of medical research, and useful resources.

Some of the questions addressed include

  • How are medical and public health research priorities determined?
  • What’s the process and timeline for drugs to get to market?
  • What laws and ethical principles govern research involving humans and nonhuman animals?
  • What key questions might journalists want to ask when reporting about the science and ethics of medical research?


Download the resource guide.


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