Articles by Rob Mitchum

About Rob Mitchum (525 Articles)
Rob Mitchum is communications manager at the Computation Institute, a joint initiative between The University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory.

Spooked by Medical Ghostwriters

August 6, 2009

There are a lot of reasons to be disturbed by the revelation, covered by the New York Times on Wednesday, that at least 26 published review articles in medical journals were ghostwritten by a medical communications company. But I’m not sure [Read more]

Propofol: A Dangerous Kind of Rest

July 31, 2009

The death of Michael Jackson has made its expected transition from a celebration of his life and music to an uncomfortable public autopsy of how he died. More than a month after his death, the official coroner’s autopsy has yet to be officially [Read more]

Who Gets Dibs on H1N1 Vaccines?

July 29, 2009

Much of the latest news on the H1N1 virus, colloquially known as swine flu, indicates that the next flu season has the potential to be unusually rough. In some ways the last flu season never really ended; the Centers for Disease Control and [Read more]