• Letter from The Editor: Is your credibility on the rise or falling off the charts?

    7 days ago - By Food Safety

    Opinion
    The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are not known for changing up their relationships with the news media. That's not necessarily a bad thing as the information these two agencies provide usually is critical and reaches the public in a timely manner.
    But both FDA and CDC have interesting quirks in how they use us in the “free press.” Whenever I am asked, I try to help them out. I don't preach about “transparency.” It is one of about a half dozen tired weasel words used these days by people who have nothing to say.
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