John Oliver’s segment on his Sunday show, Last Week Tonight, resurfaced these numbers. As Oliver pointed out, a lot of the marketing these companies do is specifically targeted toward physicians. In 2012, pharmaceutical companies spent more than $24 billion marketing to doctors

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Estimating an important, under-researched number

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Our Dr. Margaret Moon, a pediatrician and bioethicist at Johns Hopkins Berman Institute said, “We need to do a better job helping people understood good versus bad data.”

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The scientist who once fraudulently claimed to have created embryonic stem cells matched to human patients and the one who really did it plan to conduct joint research, a Korean newspaper reported this morning. A Chinese regenerative medicine company will provide financial support, according to the account

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“Letting Go” is a beautiful, difficult true story of death. You know from the very first sentence — “Sara Thomas Monopoli was pregnant with her first child when her doctors learned that she was going to die” — that it is going to be tragic

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Despite severe shortages of health workers, the government is encouraging its doctors to leave – a move that has landed it in the high court

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When a doctor tells a patient that she has cancer and has just a year left to live, that patient often hears very little afterward. It’s as though the physician said “cancer” and then “blah, blah, blah.”

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People Are Animals, Too

February 10, 2015

The human brain is special. Just not that special. To understand animal minds, and our own place in the living world, we should remove ourselves from centre stage, argues Peter Aldhous

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