Urinary-tract infections were once easy to cure. Then they started becoming resistant to antibiotics

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Listen Now: The Inquiring Minds Podcast talks to bioethicist Travis Rieder about his new book In Pain: A Bioethicist’s Personal Struggle with Opioids

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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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More than half of older Americans lack the skills to gather and understand medical information. Providers must simplify, researchers say

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“A lot of women don’t understand just how poor the evidence base is,” said Carleigh Krubiner, PhD, a research scholar at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Ethics. “It really is shocking when you think about how poorly the research enterprise has done.”

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Then opioid prescribing dropped. In a small, randomized trial, researchers showed that this intervention — aimed at making the abstract issue of safe prescribing individually tangible — led to a slight reduction in the amount of opioids these clinicians prescribed

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We often prescribe new medications that were proven to be effective in rigorous clinical trials and were approved by the Food and Drug Adminstration only to find that our patients don’t get better

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Ketamine is one step closer to becoming mainstream medicine, thanks to the results of a Phase II clinical trial. But some experts are wary of creating a new drug-abuse crisis by introducing a potentially addictive drug to millions of new users

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