For STAT, Rebecca Robbins investigates how drug and medical companies bankroll classroom lesson plans, print comic books, and promote smartphone apps aimed at teaching children about their products. “Health information should come from experts, not from people who are trying to make money,” said pediatrician Dr. Victor Strasburger, who has studied the effects of media on children and teens. “Drug companies obviously have a conflict of interest when it comes to what they’re going to say.”
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