The Syrian Refugee Crisis

October 1, 2015

Searching for solutions: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Symposium featuring our Leonard Rubenstein

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Correctional facilities are responsible for providing health services to people who are jailed, but that doesn’t mean that prisoners don’t face financial charges for care. In most states they may be on the hook for copayments ranging from a few dollars to as much as $100 for medical care, according to a recent study

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Julia Belluz: Today, the FDA is now considered the fastest regulatory agency in the world. But there’s some concern that these expedited pathways are being used by drug companies to speed through medicines that aren’t actually helping patients with unmet medical needs — and that often aren’t any improvement over what’s already on the market

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Martin Shkreli told NBC News that the move was a reaction to “the anger that was felt by people” after the NYTimes covered the price increase, and others like it, earlier this week. Another company which acquired a drug used to treat multi-resistant tuberculosis also has backed off a planned twentyfold price increase following the story, choosing instead to return the drug to its previous owner

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These findings support some of the early hopes that MOOCs would provide a life-changing opportunity for those who are less advantaged and have limited access to education. Of course, MOOCs are still available only to people who have access to the internet, and completion rates remain low. However, there are now over 1 million people who have completed courses from Coursera alone

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An Amazon of Tumors

September 18, 2015

What if there were a vast library of crowd-sourced samples of rare cancers, and scientists could order them simply using ‘one-click shopping’?

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In most places around the country, if a teen has an overdose at school, nurses can do nothing but call 911 and wait for the paramedics. New York changed its laws this year to allow nurses to add naloxone to their inventory

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Fourteen years ago, a leading drug maker published a study showing that the antidepressant Paxil was safe and effective for teenagers. On Wednesday, a major medical journal posted a new analysis of the same data concluding that the opposite is true

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