Is exaggeration in academic press releases related to investigators’ conflicts of interests?

BMJ 2015;350:h137
Author: Vercellini, P, Vigano, P, Somigliana, E
“Dissemination of scientific information by news media may influence patients and doctors’ decisions, so exaggerated interpretations in news stories could have harmful or costly effects. Sumner and colleagues found that exaggeration in science news was associated with inaccuracies in academic medical centres’ press releases.”
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