All the Nags from 2011
- Six not-so-simple steps toward protecting us from dangerous drugs
- First greenwashing, then pinkwashing – now SUGARWASHING!
- British surgeon threatened with lawsuit for daring to question ‘Boob Job’ cream
- Researchers: “Osteoarthritis treated with drugs/surgery instead of recommended guidelines”
- Make that a super-giant-jumbo popcorn for 50 cents more!
- The life cycle of the ‘urban tumbleweed’
- “Integrity in Science” – who’s paying the piper?
- What we can learn about medicine by watching Grey’s Anatomy
- Willful blindness – why we seem to prefer ignorance
- Rape victims are not victims – at least in the state of Georgia
- How doctors are selling weight loss surgery to teens
- Why there’s no such thing as “clinically proven”
- Can quantum mechanics really explain the “Law of Attraction”?
- How to survive piano practice – the ‘Tiger Mother’ way
- Stent-happy docs on notice in Maryland health care fraud debate
- Dr. Dude – world’s first PhD in snowboarding
- A day in the life of a medical ghostwriter
- Amazing (and strange) examples of placebo miracle effects
- Why are gynecologists still prescribing HRT despite known risks?
- What do Justin Bieber and birth control pills have in common?
- Are you being over-diagnosed?
- Coffee reduces your stroke risk – or does it?
- Why narcissists love Facebook
- Same old duet: drug companies and psychiatry
- Dr. Ben Goldacre’s rapid-fire story of the ‘nocebo effect’
- Clinical practice guidelines vs. routine screening mammography
- Do-it-yourself psychotherapy for suffering hockey playoff fans
- Overpriced best-sellers: how does Apple do it?
- How Volvo is reclaiming its safety reputation?
- Experts: why so wrong, so often?
- Can statin drugs really save your life?
- How to turn a condition into a disease by “selling sickness”
- Five questions that will change the way you look at health care
- Top 10 biggest selling prescription drugs
- Is ugliness a disease?
- Why Big Pharma wants your e-mail address
- Four myths about marketing to 50+ women
- “Falling In Love in Six Acts” – the best ad campaign ever
- “You can lead a cardiologist to water, but, apparently, you cannot make him drink”
- 10 food/bacteria combinations that can make you very, very sick
- What marketers should know about pitching to Baby Boomers
- Viagra goes generic – and then what?
- I rest my case: Facebook’s appeal to the truly stupid
- The Vancouver Riots: a backlash against the backlash
- Pyramid vs. plate: will this new image make Americans less fat?
- Remedial training for neurosurgeons: “Don’t bill for procedures you didn’t do!”
- How the “shrink’s bible” can make you sick
- Four reasons we don’t miss Oprah
- Why Big Pharma now outsources its clinical research overseas
- How to deal drugs: Big Pharma’s dirty little tricks
- How did this heart drug get approved in the first place?
- What are you naming your baby?
- Johnson & Johnson recalls Extra-Stinky Tylenol
- Chicago billboards, 1942
- Death By Prescription: a father takes on his daughter’s killer
- Why is my government paying for drugs that France won’t touch?
- Making driving beautiful: those new Volkswagen ad campaigns
- Why some people should avoid social media completely
- Here’s how you’re spending your time each day
- Thank you, Jack . . .
- Why isn’t California disciplining its dangerous doctors?
- Google forfeits $500 for illegal Canadian pharmacy ads
- How to tell if ads are true – courtesy of Wikipedia
- News flash: smartphone users obsessively check their devices
- Celebrating the second anniversary of The Ethical Nag!
- London’s new post-riot 2012 Olympics logo
- Social media: a fad or a revolution?
- When the little darlings won’t eat fresh fruit . . .
- “I can’t afford to be SKINNY!”
- Heart society gets half of its funding from stent industry
- What makes good advertising work?
- Social media marketing madness
- Plastic shopping bags are good for you – and for industry!
- Why we eat the breakfast we do
- New heart medication study was “too flawed for publication”, says former NEJM editor
- Take statin drugs “when diet and exercise are not enough”
- Dr. Ben Goldacre: Battling bad science
- Why doctors who pretend to write journal articles should be punished
- When patients demand treatments that won’t work
- Why you should put that damned phone away
- Things your doctor may not know
- Is that chain e-mail a hoax? (Yes, probably!)
- Paying celebrities to shill your drugs
- Universal cholesterol screening for little kids?
- Celebrate ‘Buy Nothing Day’ on Friday, November 25th
- Vintage ads you’ll never see again
- How to sell your snowblower in New Brunswick
- Does taking 22 pills a day make you any healthier?
- Be suspicious of research presented at scientific conferences
- A buyers’ guide to retail shopping tricks
- Foreign intrigue: when drug companies bribe doctors
- When doctors say YES when they mean NO
If December 25th is your birthday
- Women in film: the morphing movie star face
- Year in review: Top 10 Ethical Nag posts in 2011
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