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How WebMD is a Marketing Front End for the Medical Establishment

Executive Summary
  • WebMD is frequently used to look up medical information; however, it does everything it can to hide its financial conflicts.

Introduction

WebMD is one of the most popular sources of medical information online. However, most people using WebMD give very little thought to who controls the site.

Bias in Online Information

At first, many of the highest-ranking medical websites seem objective; however, a bias becomes evident when you read as many of these websites as I do. They have a very neutral and professional tone and way of writing. However, they are written more for the benefit of pharma companies than consumers. But it takes a while to figure this out. However, once you see it, you can’t unsee it.

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