MedShadow Receives Spring 2017 Digital Health Merit Award for 2 Part Investigative Series

June 16, 2017, New York, NY – MedShadow Foundation has received a Spring 2017 Digital Health Awards Merit designation for its two part series, Hide And Don’t Seek: Why Are Many Side Effects Kept From the Public by Padma Nagappan. In the series, Nagappan addresses how many side effects are discovered during clinical trials but not always publicly reported. Side effects and the long-term effects of medicines are at the core of MedShadow’s mission to help people balance the risks and benefits of medicines.

Winners were announced on June 15th. Now in its 19th year, the goal of the Digital Health Awards is to recognize high-quality digital health resources for consumers and health professionals. The awards program is organized by the Health Information Resource Center[sm] (HIRC), a clearinghouse for professionals who work in consumer health fields. The Digital Health Awards is an extension of the HIRC’s 24-year old National Health Information Awards[sm], the largest program of its kind in the United States.

 “We’re delighted that MedShadow’s depth of reporting on side effects has been recognized,” said Suzanne Robotti, founder/president, MedShadow. “Our 3-year track record and increasing number of unique visitors per month demonstrates that consumers looking to delve deeper about the side effects, risks and benefits of medicine are looking to MedShadow first.” This is the nonprofit’s third Digital Health Award; it was honored with a Spring 2016 Gold award and a Fall 2015 Bronze award, both for its website.  

More information, including details on entry categories and divisions, judging criteria is available on

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