Blurring the line

Having celebrities or even politicians (who can forget Bob Dole's push for Viagra?) tout pharmaceuticals is not unusual. But for a journalist to do so...

Having celebrities or even politicians (who can forget Bob Dole's push for Viagra?) tout pharmaceuticals is not unusual. But for a journalist to do so is questionable, which probably explains Jane Pauley's lawsuit against the New York Times. Pauley, who made her battle with bipolar disorder public in 2004, is claiming the paper "duped" her into giving an interview on the subject of her mental health with the understanding that it was for a NYT magazine supplement.

Instead, it was used in an October 2005 advertising supplement to promote psychoactive drugs from Eli Lilly and other pharmaceutical companies- accompanied by a large photo of Pauley.

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