Drug companies make big contributions to analysis in the trials they fund but can fail to report their contributions

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Christopher Duntsch’s surgical outcomes were so outlandishly poor that Texas prosecuted him for harming patients. Why did it take so long for the systems that are supposed to police problem doctors to stop him from operating?

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“Getting a Medicaid card has enabled a lot of people to get into doctors’ offices and get treatment for their addiction,” said lead researcher Brendan Saloner. He’s an assistant professor of health policy and management at Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and School of Public Health in Baltimore

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Is it ethical to break cost-controlling rules for a patient’s benefit?

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Cranial surgery without modern anesthesia and antibiotics may sound like a death sentence. But trepanation—the act of drilling, cutting, or scraping a hole in the skull for medical reasons—was practiced for thousands of years from ancient Greece to pre-Columbian Peru

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The Last Resort

March 27, 2018

Private clinics in Germany sell cancer patients hope — and mixed results — at exorbitant prices. Some, like the Hallwang Clinic, cater primarily to foreigners

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A new study that found significant differences in the brains of preschoolers with symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may help parents understand that extremes of behavior can reflect differences in biological “wiring.”

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When an assessor arrived in 2016 and went over her situation, it was a familiar process: how much help did she need to use the bathroom? What about eating? How was her emotional state? The woman typed notes into a computer and, when it was over, gave Dobbs a shocking verdict: her hours would be cut, to just 32 per week

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