Episode 236: Paul Thacker

08.08.2022 - By Low Carb MD Podcast

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Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Low Carb MD Podcast. Paul D. Thacker is an investigative journalist with over 15 years uncovering campaigns to distort science. He has written on scientific ethics for outlets including the New York Times, JAMA, Washington Post, NEJM, Los Angeles Times, The New Republic, BMJ, and Mother Jones. He has been quoted by the Wall Street Journal, the Associated Press, and Rolling Stone, and has been profiled by Nature and PBS. While serving as an investigator in the U.S. Senate, he helped to produce stories that ran in dozens of outlets including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CBS News, Reuters, ABC News, Science, Nature, BMJ, and the Associated Press. His congressional investigations led to passage of the landmark Physician Payments Sunshine Act, a bill that has altered the field of medicine, and is now being copied in several countries including England, France, the Netherlands, and Scotland. In their conversation, Tro, Brian, and Paul talk about the great ‘aWOKEning’ in American journalism, why vaccines are historically such a touchy subject in medical and science journalism, the anti-vaccine hysteria so prevalent in our current day, corruption, suppression, and disinformation in and from the pharmaceutical industry, financial relationships between doctors and pharmaceutical companies, the relationship between the FDA and big Pharma, narrative-based censorship, and lawsuits against the federal government for colluding with social media companies to violate free speech. For more information, please see the links below. Thank you for listening! Links: Paul Thacker: Substack Twitter Dr. Brian Lenzkes: Website Twitter Dr. Tro Kalayjian: Website Twitter Instagram

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