Criminal charges for a medical error are unusual, patient safety experts say. Some are voicing concern that the move sets a precedent that may actually make hospitals less safe by making people hesitant to report errors

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The lack of transparency puts patients at risk, some say. Institutions say disclosure could scare some people away from seeking needed medical care

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So it happened again. An underreported story about a half-baked advance in cancer medicine caught fire and scorched its way through social media, onto network TV, and into the minds of millions of people

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Academic institutions are breaching rules by failing to report the results of clinical trials, new research shows. A study, published in journal BMJ, found “poor” compliance with EU regulations which require outcomes to be posted to a central register within 12 months

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The National Science Foundation says institutions it supports must disclose when researchers are found to have violated policies or are put on leave pending investigation

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Our Peter Young discusses the importance of increasing access and providing context in transparently reporting physician conflicts of interests

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The US Department of Agriculture will no longer make lab inspection results and violations publicly available, citing privacy concerns

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Olivia Katrandjian, “As an unmarried woman approaching 30, I’m increasingly aware of the looming biological deadline that might make it difficult to have both a career and a family. Or at least what I thought was the biological deadline”

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