This feature article by Fran Molloy published on 31 October 2011 for the Australian medical newspaper Medical Observer, investigates claims that some smartphone apps that are promoted to doctors and health professionals can allow pharmaceutical companies to harvest doctors’ usage data for market research and to promote sponsored ‘health information.’

From ‘Medical Observer’ magazine online

This article (full version requires a subscription) includes interviews with key Australian sources about the risks to data integrity built into the use of some medical apps.

Fran has written many feature and news articles for Medical Observer, a weekly health newspaper with a readership of over 22,000 health professionals which goes to over 90 percent of Australian General Practitioners.