After an accident and the surgeries that followed, Travis Rieder became addicted to pain medications. Rieder is the director of the Master of Bioethics degree program at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, and he joins Courtney Collins to talk about the agonizing process of weaning himself off the drugs

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An experimental drug for women revives an intense debate. In the coming days, the Food and Drug Administration will decide whether to approve an injection meant to increase women’s drive for sex. Its demonstrated effects are modest, but some doctors say the drug would meet a real need for thousands of women

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The agency said two patients received donated stool that had not been screened for drug-resistant germs, leading it to halt clinical trials until researchers prove proper testing procedures are in place

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This Pharma Exec Is Accused Of Fixing Prices On 107 Drugs

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A Pennsylvania case illustrates a national problem: People with psychiatric illnesses often remain incarcerated while they wait for a hospital bed

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Dr Yasser Awaad ordered tests on hundreds of Detroit-area children and intentionally misread the results, telling them they had epilepsy or some other seizure disorder, say a plaintiff’s lawyers. The diagnoses disrupted their lives, forcing them to take medicines they didn’t need and to undergo further tests during repeat visits

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As someone who has lived with spinal muscular atrophy for all 30 years of my life, I was perplexed and disappointed that the recent approval of Novartis’ gene therapy Zolgensma was immediately overshadowed by outrage over the drug’s price: $2.125 million

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Our Leonard Rubenstein, in a letter to the editor of the Washington Post, writes, “Gaining adherence to these now-universal norms of conduct remains a struggle, but we must work to see their promise fulfilled, not to undermine them by pardoning those who commit war crimes.”

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