A filing in a Massachusetts lawsuit contains dozens of internal Purdue Pharma documents suggesting the family was far more involved than the company has long contended

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A Radical Prescription

January 16, 2019

Could digital technology make doctors of us all? Advances in artificial intelligence, diagnostics and electronic data gathering could prompt a revolution in how we access healthcare

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HotDoc talked to our Travis Rieder PhD, a bioethicist who became dependent on opioids following a motorcycle accident. Travis shares what his experience with withdrawal felt like and how every doctor he spoke to was at a loss when it came to helping him safely taper off his medication

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A $5,571 bill to sit in a waiting room, $238 eyedrops, and a $60 ibuprofen tell the story of how emergency room visits are squeezing patients

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With millions of Americans taking risky medications for questionable diagnoses, have we medicalized everyday life?

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Digitization promises to make medical care easier and more efficient. But are screens coming between doctors and patients? By Atul Gawande

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The whole point of health insurance is protection from financial ruin in case of catastrophic, costly health problems. But a recent survey of people facing such problems shows that it often fails in that basic function

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Some patients refuse to answer. Many doctors don’t ask. As the number of Americans with dementia rises, health professionals are grappling with when and how to pose the question: “Do you have guns at home?”

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