The Michener Awards Foundation has nominated the beleaguered Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) for the linkurl:2005 Michener Award;http://www.michenerawards.ca/english/2005finalists.htm for "meritorious public service journalism." The article that earned the journal their latest nod is the same article at the heart of recent debates over editorial practice at the journal, which has seen the resignations of the majority of editors and editorial board members. The linkurl:investigative article;http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/rapidpdf/cmaj.051461v1.pdf reported on a screening form designed by the Canadian Pharmacists? Association, in which pharmacists asked personal questions of women buying the emergency contraceptive Plan B, potentially deterring them from the purchase. After the CMAJ published the story, the Ontario Pharmacists? Association said it would not use the form or ask Plan B-buyers personal questions. Who knows how the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), the journal?s publisher, is reacting to the news. For people who have not been in the loop, the saga started on February 20th,...
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