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Distinguishing miracle drugs from medical quackery

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Making decisions about your health can be confusing if you wade into the deluge of the latest studies, products and miracle pills available on the market. 

As a journalist at Health News Review, Gary Schwitzer critiques news coverage of health care, warns consumers about questionable claims and pulls together examples of the best health "PR puffery."

Schwitzer and the Science Museum of Minnesota's Laurie Fink join The Daily Circuit's Tom Weber at the State Fair to discuss ways to be a better consumer of medical information.

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