Luc Vanheerentals is a Belgian freelance journalist.

Luc Vanheerentals (1954) is a political scientist and criminologis. After working for several years at the Department of Criminology of the KU Leuven, he has been an independent professional journalist since 1984. In recent years he has mainly worked for media such as Belga press agency, De RandKrant, De Journalist, Radio2 Vlaams-Brabant, ROBtv, RINGtv... He has also written several books such as 'Fifty Ways to Leave Your Car. Sustainable Alternatives to the Car' (2017), 'Leuven as it is. On the eve of the 2018 elections' (2018), 'The Leuven World Improvers' (2020).

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Luc Vanheerentals

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Pharma sector keeps medical news in tight grip

  • Healthcare
  • Industry

BRUSSELS - The flip side of pharmaceutical companies' staggering profit figures is that the marketing for their products is incredibly important. Dutch research shows that pharma even spends twice as much money on this than on the development of new drugs. In this study we examine to what extent and in what way health information in the professional media is influenced by the pharmaceutical industry.