MedPage Today
Available inEnglish
FoundedMarch 2005; 18 years ago (2005-03)
OwnerZiff Davis
EditorJeremy Faust[1]
ProductsHealth information services

MedPage Today is a medical news-focused site owned by Ziff-Davis, LLC.[2] It is based in New York City, and is geared primarily toward medical and health professionals.[3]


The news service MedPage Today was founded by Robert S. Stern in March 2005.[4][5] In January 2010, the organization was provided approval for offering American Academy of Family Physicians-accredited CME credits in collaboration with the Office of Continuing Medical Education at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.[6][7][8]

In December 2010, the organization was acquired by Everyday Health, a subsidiary of Ziff-Davis.[9] In July 2011, MedPage Today announced a collaboration with the American Heart Association for a daily email newsletter named Cardiovascular Daily.[10][9] In June 2017, MedPage Today started to collaborate with the Endocrine Society on a "Reading Room" combining articles from the two organizations.[11]

MedPage has won several Platinum eHealthcare Leadership Award multiple times in different categories.[11][12][13]

In news

Rising case of amputation

During October 2017, Cheryl Clark of MedPage Today wrote an independent statistical and clinical analysis on the rise in cases of amputation for the patients with diabetes from 2013 onwards.[14][15] This analysis invited mixed receptions from the different parts of the medical profession.[16][17]

Investigations of opioid painkillers

During 2011 and 2012, MedPage Today and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel jointly investigated the "questionable financial relationships" between the pharmaceutical companies that commercially produce narcotic painkillers and numerous nonprofit organizations that advocate for the pain treatment. The investigation included the special report where it was claimed that UW Pain & Policy Studies Group (a University of Wisconsin-Madison–based organization of medical professionals) received the undisclosed amount of $2.5 million from drug manufacturers to advocate and promote the usage and prescription of opioid-based drugs.[18] The investigation was further extended by a U.S. Senate Committee on its merit. Endorsing the findings of the journalistic investigation, the chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee, Max Baucus, remarked, "It is clear that the United States is suffering from an epidemic of accidental deaths and addiction resulting from increased use of powerful narcotic painkillers".[19][20][21] While the committee also described the situation of pervasive practice of prescribing opioid painkillers as an "epidemic", the focus of the discussion was the drug OxyContin, manufactured by Purdue Pharma.[22]

During 2015, MedPage Today and The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel jointly in their investigative report mentioned the troubled history of approval of Opana ER as done by the FDA and its consequent pervasive abuse.[23] Triggered by the report and its consequent aftermath, the FDA decided to remove the opioid painkiller from the market for the second time during June 2017 where the same drug was removed from the market in 1979 followed by the alarming abuse during 1960 and 1970.[24][25][26][27]

Dinner table story

In November 2017, MedPage Today published a critical report on the insurance machinery and its way of functioning which was referred to as "dinner table stories" by others.[28] The report fueled controversy and its reception was mixed; some regarded it as useful for exposing the unethical practices carried out by the insurance officials, while others raised questions of factual accuracy and criticized the depiction of the preauthorization process.[29][30][31][32][unreliable source?]

Suicide cases

MedPage Today is known for carrying out series of analysis on suicide cases, instances, rates, etc.[33][34][35] In September 2018, MedPage Today published a report blaming medical professionals including physicians and their "lack of clinical training" as the reason for the rising rate of suicide in the United States. The focus of the report was to fix the accountability of the suicides on the physicians and the rising rate of suicide was blamed to be a result of the failure of the physicians in general.[36] The report invited severe criticism from physicians and the hypothesis in the report was rejected by most of the medical professionals.[37][self-published source?][third-party source needed]


  1. ^ "MedPage Today Editorial Board".
  2. ^ "Medpage Today". Ziff Davis. 27 May 2019. Retrieved 23 May 2022.
  3. ^ "About MedPage Today". Retrieved December 18, 2020.
  4. ^ "News". Projects in Knowledge. Retrieved December 18, 2020.
  5. ^ "Sunny Yudkoff, Adam Stern". The New York Times. August 26, 2012. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved December 18, 2020.
  6. ^ Huang, Michael Bailou. "Research & Subject Guides: Medical Education: Continuing Medical Education". Stony Brook University. Retrieved December 18, 2020.
  7. ^ Enslow, Electra. "Library Guides: Continuing Medical Education (CME): Online Sources of CME". University of Washington. Retrieved December 18, 2020.
  8. ^ Office of Continuing Professional Development. "Pennsylvania Medical Licenses and CME Requirements". Philadelphia: Thomas Jefferson University. Retrieved December 18, 2020.
  9. ^ a b "Everyday Health buys MedPage Today in play for professional space". Medical Marketing and Media. December 14, 2010. Retrieved December 18, 2020.
  10. ^ "MedPage Today Announces Relationship with The American Heart Association". FierceHealthcare. Retrieved December 18, 2020.
  11. ^ a b "Endocrine Society partners with MedPage Today to Deliver Unique Content Offering". Endocrine Society. Retrieved December 20, 2020.
  12. ^ "Best Mobile Website | eHealthcare Leadership Awards - Official Site". Retrieved 2022-05-21.
  13. ^ "Clinical Correlations Awarded Platinum eHealthcare Leadership Award – Clinical Correlations". Retrieved December 20, 2020.
  14. ^ "Diabetic Amputation Rates Soar in California, Nationally". September 22, 2017. Retrieved December 18, 2020.
  15. ^ Clark, Cheryl (October 2, 2017). "National experts and state lawmaker react to diabetes amputation increase". Retrieved December 18, 2020.
  16. ^ "About the Dangers of Invokana". Drug & Device Watch. Akin Mears Law. Retrieved December 18, 2020.
  17. ^ "Year in Review: Diabetes". Medpage Today. October 16, 2018. Retrieved December 18, 2020.
  18. ^ "Chronic Pain Fuels Boom in Opioids". Retrieved December 22, 2020.
  19. ^ "MedPage Today/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Series Triggers Senate Investigation". May 9, 2012. Retrieved December 20, 2020.
  20. ^ "Is your doctor banned from practicing in other states? State licensing systems keep patients in the dark". Retrieved December 20, 2020.
  21. ^ "Wisconsin". Association of Health Care Journalists. Retrieved December 20, 2020.
  22. ^ Grassley, Charles E.; Baucus, Max. "Letter to President and CEO of Purdue Pharma" (PDF). US Senate Finance Committee.
  23. ^ "A Look Back: Abandoned Painkiller Makes a Comeback". June 9, 2017. Retrieved December 22, 2020.
  24. ^ "FDA Wants This Opioid Off the Market". Retrieved December 22, 2020.
  25. ^ Moorman-Li, Robin; Motycka, Carol A.; Inge, Lisa D.; Congdon, Jocelyn Myrand; Hobson, Susan; Pokropski, Brian (2012). "A Review of Abuse-deterrent Opioids for Chronic Nonmalignant Pain". Pharmacy and Therapeutics. 37 (7): 412–418. ISSN 1052-1372. PMC 3411218. PMID 22876107.
  26. ^ "What Is Opana Used to Treat?". Retrieved December 22, 2020.
  27. ^ Fauber, John. "FDA seeks to remove powerful opioid from market for second time". The Indianapolis Star. Retrieved December 22, 2020.
  28. ^ "Who Actually Is Reviewing All Those Preauthorization Requests?". November 8, 2017. Retrieved December 28, 2020.
  29. ^ Jaklevic, Mary Chris; Lomangino, Kevin. "MedPage Today's 'dinner table' stories: Do readers really know what they're being served?". Retrieved December 28, 2020.
  30. ^ "Pre-authorization is hell. Here's why". July 5, 2017. Retrieved December 28, 2020.
  31. ^ "Insurance Authorization Services for Prior Authorization". Outsource Strategies International. March 15, 2017. Retrieved December 28, 2020.
  32. ^ Williams, David E. "ER cost control: The opportunity from health reform". Health Business Group. Retrieved December 28, 2020.
  33. ^ "Alarming New Data Shows More Women Having Suicidal Thoughts During Pregnancy And After". HuffPost. November 24, 2020. Retrieved December 28, 2020.
  34. ^ "Nurse Suicides: Under The Radar". KPBS Public Media. 27 May 2019. Retrieved December 28, 2020.
  35. ^ "Suicides among nurses are on the rise. Here's why one of America's fastest-growing jobs is facing a major crisis". Business Insider. Retrieved December 28, 2020.
  36. ^ "Experts: Physicians Need to Own Suicide Prevention". September 13, 2018. Retrieved December 28, 2020.
  37. ^ Friedman, Michael B.; Nestadt, Paul S.; Prince, Elizabeth. "Don't Blame Physicians for Suicide Spike Even Though They Can Help to Reduce It" (PDF). This is a letter-to-the-editor by three medical practitioners to MedPage Today. It is unclear if MPT ever ran a copy of it or responded to it.