When Matt Cronin worked in customer service at Nurx, a San Francisco start-up that sells prescription drugs online, one of his jobs was to manage the office’s inventory of birth control pills

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Salmon on psychotropics, platypuses on prozac, and other strange tales from the wild

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The lack of transparency puts patients at risk, some say. Institutions say disclosure could scare some people away from seeking needed medical care

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Around 70% of inhalers used in the UK are the types that have high levels of greenhouse gases – compared to around 10% in Sweden

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For decades, the Sackler family has generously supported museums worldwide. But now some favorite Sackler charities are reconsidering whether they want the money at all, and several have already rejected any future gifts, concluding that some family members’ ties to the opioid crisis outweighed the benefits

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Our Yoram Unguru writes, “Having cancer is hard enough without unnecessary and preventable impediments such as drug shortages, which represent a particularly vexing challenge. In the United States, shortages of drugs for cancer and other diseases over the past decade have become the new normal and the problem is getting worse.”

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Peace Over Promise

March 12, 2019

ALS patient quits taking drug aimed at slowing disease. David Frei, 54, has been struggling with time. Some things he wants to slow down, others he wants to speed up. He can’t keep up with trying to adapt to the paralysis that started in his legs and is creeping up his body. Every solution is temporary

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In JAMA Pediatrics, our Yoram Unguru highlights growing number of drug shortages as a public health crisis limiting physicians’ abilities to cure patients. He proposes establishing critical medicines list as one solution

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