Lynn Black’s mother-in-law, who had lupus and lung cancer, was rushed into a hospital intensive care unit last summer with shortness of breath. As she lay in bed, intubated and unresponsive, a parade of doctors told the family “all good news.”

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February 5, 2018

What Declassified Guidelines Tell Us About Medical Complicity. Our Zackary Berger joins the BMJ talk medicine podcast to discuss this and his new paper with coauthors Matthew DeCamp and Leonard Rubenstein

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The liver is a fascinating thing

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Female medical residents and physicians endure bias and a larger burden with home duties. They also face a greater risk of depression

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As a high schooler in 1940s Poland, when all her classmates dug out their rattiest, most proletarian clothes for the Communist Party meeting, she wore her fur coat. More recently, when she heard that doctors at the local hospital had lodged an official complaint about her, she drove over to find out their motives herself

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For years the Food and Drug Administration has been trying to get doctors to quit prescribing codeine, an opioid painkiller, to children after getting their tonsils or adenoids out

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Scientists are learning how weaning off opioids like morphine or fentanyl can be even more complicated than they thought. The narcotic painkillers are essential to dull the excrutiating pain that can follow things like surgery or cancer. When taken for more than a month, the medications risk causing more harm than good in a variety of ways. Travis Rieder knows first hand

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The Salt Lake City Police Department has fired the police detective who was video recorded aggressively handcuffing a hospital nurse who refused to allow him to draw blood from an unconscious patient in July

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