Johnson & Johnson uses the prospect of jail time to market a schizophrenia drug

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Here’s why that’s a good thing. A new algorithm could ease critically ill patients’ final days.

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Contrary to conventional wisdom, it tends to cost money, but it improves quality of life at a very reasonable price

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For a small person who had surgery before he was even born, and who’d just spent an hour and a half squeezing through a tight space that clamped down on his head every few minutes, Baby Boy Royer was showing a feisty spirit

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“the imposition of an arbitrary period of abstinence before going forward with transplantation would seem medically unsound or even inhumane.”

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Philip Rosoff writes: “When someone is sick or needs the help of a physician, who should decide what is appropriate – what blood tests and imaging studies to order, what medicines to prescribe, what surgeries to perform? Should it be the doctor, the patient or some combination of the two?”

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For the first time, doctors have used gene therapy to stave off a fatal degenerative brain disease, an achievement that some experts had thought impossible. The key to making the therapy work? One of medicine’s greatest villains: HIV

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Review concludes drugs, costing £30k per patient, hailed as cure for potentially fatal liver disease may clear virus from blood, but there is no evidence they prevent harm or save lives

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