How do you know whether disease-of-the-month groups are legit or are money-making scams backed by drug companies?

cancer awareness ribbonsDo you think twice about who’s really behind the disease-focused groups that sponsor marathons, coin-collection cans on store counters and telephoned pleas for money?

William, Heisel. a former top gun LA Times investigative reporter of significant ability, wrote a blog today urging reporters and the public to pay attention to who’s pushing for donations and publicity.

Some are precisely what they purport to be and are worthy of support. Others are money grabbing scams or pharmaceutical company ploys to drum up business for a pill that they happen to sell.

Here’s a link to what Bill wrote today. Check it out.

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