An injured bioethicist learned firsthand how desperately patients with severe pain need the relief of powerful drugs—and how little support they get to stop taking them. Our Travis Rieder shares an essay adapted from his forthcoming book ‘In Pain: A Bioethicist’s Personal Struggle with Opioids’

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The Ebola virus that has stubbornly lingered in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since August 2018 has finally jumped the border, sickening a 5-year-old boy in Uganda

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The outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is among the most deadly in history, and despite a slowing spread, public health experts say the situation isn’t likely to get better. Why?

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Ten years after swine flu, no one can predict the next one

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The world is entering “a new phase” where big outbreaks of deadly diseases like Ebola are a “new normal”, the World Health Organization has warned

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Jeremy Farrar writes ‘First isolated in Malaysia in 1999, Nipah virus rapidly went from unknown to endemic in Bangladesh, which has seen an outbreak almost every year since 2001. Large gaps remain in our understanding, however, such as how the virus crossed India to spark an epidemic…’

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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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“It’s potentially a really big deal,” said Brendan Saloner, an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and Bloomberg School of Public Health , who has studied the opioid addiction crisis. Suboxone Film has “a really important role in the overall strategy of combating the overdose crisis,”

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