Daniela Lamas, MD, writes ‘I took a break from the I.C.U. to write on a medical drama. It was a chance to imagine a world where the outcomes followed the script I wanted.’

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The TV series is linked to a troubling jump in suicide rates among boys the month after its premiere

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Twenty years ago, images of staggering cattle and descriptions of brains resembling Swiss cheese became associated with one of the most popular television programs of the day when Texas Panhandle cattlemen sued “The Oprah Winfrey Show” for defamation under Texas’ “veggie libel law.” They claimed the program’s negative portrayal of their business caused a steep decline of beef prices

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Spending on such commercials grew 62 percent since 2012, even as ad spending for most other product types was flat. “Pharmaceutical advertising has grown more in the past four years than any other leading ad category,” said Jon Swallen, chief research officer at Kantar Media, a consulting firm that tracks multimedia advertising. It exceeded $6 billion last year, with television picking up the lion’s share

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Westworld and Bioethics

December 7, 2016

Glenn Cohen thought the show finished strong, and writes “Whatever you thought of it as television, the show is wildly successful at raising a series of bioethics issues.” (Warning: Spoilers)

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Today, the Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights announced that it has reached a $2.2 million settlement with New York Presbyterian Hospital (NYP) for the egregious disclosure of two patients’ protected health information (PHI) to film crews and staff during the filming of “NY Med,” an ABC television series

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Mark Chanko’s family sued NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and one of its doctors for allowing a TV crew to film his death without permission. A lower court had thrown the case out, but the New York Court of Appeals revived it

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Turn of the 20th century medicine was characterized by rapid introduction of a plethora of devices, procedures, and techniques. This has given writers and producers of The Knick a wealth of material for creating dramatic stories, which they have done remarkably during seasons one and two

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