Maryanne Demasi

Dr Maryanne Demasi is an investigative medical reporter with a PhD in Rheumatology. She has done a number of important stories for michaelwest.com.au including investigations into the infiltration of the medical profession by processed food companies and the over-prescription of statins. You can read more about Dr Demasi’s work on her blog, or follow her on Twitter @MaryanneDemasi.

Dr Maryanne Demasi is an investigative medical reporter with a PhD in Rheumatology. She has done a number of important stories for michaelwest.com.au including investigations into the infiltration of the medical profession by processed food companies and the over-prescription of statins. You can read more about Dr Demasi’s work on her blog, or follow her on Twitter @MaryanneDemasi.


Australian of the Year takes on Big Food, says our diet is ‘killing us’

The nation's flawed dietary guidelines have much to answer for, with more than 5000 people losing their lives "unnecessarily" from...

While their ads are prevalent, drug companies and medical journals will remain uneasy bedfellows

The role of medical journals is again in the spotlight after The Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine...

Websites Research: online advice on medications skewed by Big Pharma funding

A study of websites offering advice about antidepressants has found widespread misinformation, and widespread backing by drug companies. As people...

Dietitians Backslide – dump corporate sponsorships, invite ads instead

Is the DAA back to its old tricks? After investigations here into food giants such as Nestle and Sanitarium financing...

The Low GI Label: sound science or a ploy for product promotion?

Is it ethical to promote the health benefits of "low GI" labelling? How about multinational food companies paying to have...

National diet guidelines: health policy and corporate conflicts

How reliable is the Government’s dietary advice? From public hospital menus to school food programs, Australia's dietary guidelines inform health...

Vindication: dietitians cut ties with sugar lobby

The Dietitians Association of Australia has pledged to cut financial ties with the sugar lobby following a series of investigations...

Investigation: dietitians lobby infiltrates public policy but fails accreditation

The processed food industry has infiltrated the Dietitians Association of Australia and the Dietitians Association - with its sugar and cereal lobby funding -...

Cereal Offenders: how the sugar lobby wins friends and targets enemies

Leaked documents have revealed the secret tactics used by a food industry front group to sanitise negative messages about breakfast...

Inside the stent: investigating the boom in cardiac surgery

Are doctors over-servicing? Are millions of people worldwide receiving stents with no benefit? Are all patients providing their “informed consent”...

To Big Pharma: Give us the data and we’ll give you the unvarnished truth

“I want to know with a good degree of certainty that a medication I recommend will do more good than...

Statin Wars: how Big Pharma infiltrates governments and the medical profession

Science journalist Maryanne Demasi completes her two-part investigation into statins, one of the world’s most profitable drugs. We know statins work. What...

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