10 Reasons Why Medical Malpractice Suits Never See a Courtroom

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Ten Patient Stories: When Attorneys Refused My Medical Malpractice Case by Marshall Allen and Olga Pierce for ProPublica After surgery on her ankle, Jeanine Thomas suffered a potentially deadly bacterial infection that required seven more operations to save her leg and nearly […]

After Antibiotics: How Can Society Cope With Drug-Resistant Disease?

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Imagining the Post-Antibiotics Future After 85 years, antibiotics are growing impotent. So what will medicine, agriculture and everyday life look like if we lose these drugs entirely? by Maryn McKenna for Food & Environment Reporting Network A few years […]

Without a Cure: Superbug Bacteria Featured in Frontline Investigation

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FRONTLINE INVESTIGATES THE RISE OF DEADLY, DRUG-RESISTANT BACTERIA THAT MODERN ANTIBIOTICS CAN’T STOP FRONTLINE Presents Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria Tuesday, October 22, 2013, at 10 p.m. on PBS www.facebook.com/frontline | Twitter: @frontlinepbs #frontlinepbs http://www.pbs.org/frontline Addie Rerecich was a happy 11-year-old […]

To Kill or Cure: Medicine for Veterans Raises Alarm About Prescription Drugs

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VA’s opiate overload feeds veterans’ addictions, overdose deaths by Aaron Glantz for CIR   Before dawn, a government van picked up paratrooper Jeffrey Waggoner for the five-hour drive to a Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in southern Oregon. […]

WARNING: The Long Story of Killer Poison in Pain Killers

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Use Only as Directed By Jeff Gerth and T.Christian Miller for ProPublica During the last decade, more than 1,500 Americans died after accidentally taking too much of a drug renowned for its safety: acetaminophen, one of the nation’s most popular pain relievers. Acetaminophen […]

Dark Matter: EPA Tackles Conflicts of Interest on Scientific Panels

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EPA adds safeguards to spotlight conflicts on scientific panels by David Heath for The Center for Public Integrity The Environmental Protection Agency announced new safeguards Friday to prevent conflicts of interest or bias from tainting its science, including […]