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Medical community takes on Oprah

Among many, Oprah is a revered influencer and prominent voice. While she is loved by many, the science community does not always love her influence. One thing that cannot be argued is that Oprah's voice has a strong influence over public health knowledge. With her magazine, television, online, and radio programs, she has given...
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New Year, New Drug Prices for Consumers

Several Pharmaceutical Companies Started 2018 by Increasing Drug Prices

Big Pharma rang in the New Year by having customers ring up higher drug prices at the checkout counter.  According to Stat News, several big-name drug makers hiked prices up nearly 10%.

Allergan (AGN) upped the price...

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Understanding the mind of a disease

The Emperor of All Maladies, a book by Siddhartha Mukerjee M.D. a physician oncologist is subtitled a "biography of cancer". Its an historical overview of the disease What caught my eye was the title of the book review of Dr. M's book: "The Mind of a Disease." (NYT Sunday Book Review 11.14.10). When I read...
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