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Press release – Cochrane’s HPV Vaccines Review

By | December 10th, 2018|Categories: Approvals - Homologations, Clinical trials - Essais cliniques, Conflict of interest - Conflits d’intérêts, HPV - HPV, HPV vaccine - Vaccination anti-HPV|

The British Medical Journal publication “BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine” unveiled an analysis signed by two investigative journalists and a gynecologist based in Switzerland. The paper brings to light flaws that void the positive conclusions reached by Cochrane. This leaves unanswered the question of HPV vaccine’s efficacy. The BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine article, signed by investigative reporters Catherine Riva [...]

Mapping Ghost Management in Medical Research and Public Health. Re-Check’s Contribution to PODC 2018

By | August 20th, 2018|Categories: Breast cancer screening - Dépistage du cancer du sein, Conflict of interest - Conflits d’intérêts, HPV - HPV, HPV - HPV/VPH, HPV vaccine - Vaccination anti-HPV, Oral Contraceptives - Contraceptifs oraux|

Re-Check is very excited to contribute to the Preventing Overdiagnosis Conference 2018 in Copenhagen (#PODC2018) with a Poster in Conversation (#PODC2018Poster11) on Mapping Ghost Management in Medical Research and Public Health. We tested in threee case studies -- breast cancer screening, HPV vaccines and oral contraceptives -- a powerful hypothesis presented by Prof. Marc-André Gagnon at [...]

Who’s the bad guy? Become a better health reporter by bringing together ethics and standards of investigative journalism and Evidence-based medicine (EBM)

By | June 18th, 2018|Categories: Approvals - Homologations, Clinical trials - Essais cliniques, Conflict of interest - Conflits d’intérêts, Training - Enseignement|

Re-Check joined the European Investigative Journalism Conference, that took place in Mechelen, Belgium, In May 2018. We were honored to have the chance to teach one day long to a group of investigative reporters of several countries. Conflicts of interest, debunking flawed health news and how to assess the evidence quality were at the core of [...]

Isotretinoin: health system failures

By | October 17th, 2017|Categories: Isotretinoin - Roaccutane®|

Do not miss Wednesday, October 18, 2017 the broadcast in French on RTS (the program is “36,9”) of Serena Tinari’s investigative report about a case involving isotretinoin (*). Serena Tinari’s stunning story was first broadcasted in Italian on RSI channel in February 2017. It reveals a tragic affair: the birth in Switzerland of a girl with [...]

Winding back the harms of too much medicine: Re-Check joined the 5th Preventing Overdiagnosis Conference in Québec City

By | September 4th, 2017|Categories: Adverse effects - Effets indésirables, Approvals - Homologations, Breast cancer screening - Dépistage du cancer du sein, Clinical trials - Essais cliniques, Endometriosis - Endométriose, HPV - HPV/VPH, HPV vaccine - Vaccination anti-HPV, Overdiagnosis - Surdiagnostic|

Catherine Riva of Re-Check was selected by the organizers of the Conference to present the results of her investigation on the “mammo-business”, an extensive system of business models and careers building grown in Switzerland around mammography screening. Her long-form investigative piece was honored in 2014 with a Media Award of the Swiss Academies of Medical Sciences. [...]