Yesterday’s New York Times Magazine featured a column, “Prescription for Fear,” that in one fell swoop dismissed WebMD as a “Big Pharma Shilling” website whose name has become a “byword among laysurfers for ‘hypochondria time suck,’” while praising the Mayo Clinic’s website as an heroic alternative, thanks to its “good medicine” and “good ideas.” The author, Virginia Heffernan, paints the “medical Web” as a landscape rife with pharmaceutical reps posing as medical experts, and posts written specifically to prey on the desperation of headache-sufferers and neurotic hypochondriacs.
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