In recent years, there’s been a lot of attention paid to food deserts, those culinary wastelands without supermarkets

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America’s soaring drug prices are suddenly getting lots of attention. For that, you can thank Martin Shkreli, the much-loathed CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals who recently raised the price of an anti-parasitic drug by 5,500 percent. Overnight, a single tablet went from $13.50 to $750, making an essential medicine unreachable for some

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Is lethal injection the most humane method of execution? Is there another way? Should we eliminate the death penalty altogether? Here’s some of the best reporting on the practice

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Researchers, including our Matthew DeCamp, MD, PhD, are formalizing the evaluation of how Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizations report savings distribution and whether the evaluation has any effect on the success of that ACO

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A new kit called Amino promises home-brew bioengineering for less than the price of a MacBook

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No benefit can be derived from trials which are either invisible or reported partially or selectively. To avoid this risk, a growing number of organisations have made efforts to allow access to clinical trial results in a detail hitherto unknown. Despite the growing international effort and a notable legislative effort in the EU, the US lags behind

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“We all know Steve Jobs lived in Northern California and got a liver transplant in a center in Tennessee,” said bioethicist Jeffrey Kahn, PhD, MPH, of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. “So he’s the prototypical example of the person who could go anywhere. Money is no object. Time is no object.”

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Priyanka Pulla asks if there can ever be legitimacy in ‘quackery’

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