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NYT's Katie Thomas shares how she finds and vets stories of real people stung by ever-rising drug prices, and expert panelists provide key context for rounding out coverage.
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GlaxoSmithKline, the largest drug company in Britain and one of the largest in the world, has made an industry first move.

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The language gap between rich and poor children may be well known but new research suggests the gap may be taking shape earlier than anyone expected.

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A few weeks ago Slate writer Brian Palmer accused New York Times writer Jane Brody of using a red herring for a lede and promoting a theory that he believes is not factually substantiated. But, did he then do the same?

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When in doubt, call it heart disease. This seems to be the mantra of many in medicine, unfortunately, according to a recent study in Preventing Chronic Disease. The study found evidence that heart disease is too frequently reported as a cause of death when other causes are more likely culprits.

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 Marketed to men, testosterone is supposed to be a way to stay young and virile. Marketed to women, it is supposed to be a way to recapture waning sexual desire and boost the libido.

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Half of respondents to a survey of resident doctors in New York City said that they had flat out reported an incorrect cause of death. Knowing that, it’s perhaps not surprising that two-thirds of them said that the current system fails to accurately document causes of death.

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A viable treatment option for women who already have breast cancer, mastectomy has become a controversial procedure for women who want to reduce their chances of getting it in the first place.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times’ journalist Tina Rosenberg encouraged 2013 California Endowment Health Journalism Fellows to use their data-sleuthing skills to sniff for problems or hints of dysfunction in the numbers. But instead of looking for failure, she said to look for success.

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Three years ago, one hospital in the area averaged 100 emergency room visits per month -- now it averages 400. That same hospital's debt, largely because of unpaid bills, stands at $1.2 million, a 2,000 percent increase in four years.



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