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Top Cancer Doctor, Forced Out Over Ties to Drug Makers, Joins Their Ranks

Top Cancer Doctor, Forced Out Over Ties to Drug Makers, Joins Their Ranks

Dr. José Baselga will join AstraZeneca, the British-Swedish drug maker, in a new position as head of research and development in oncology.

This E.R. Treats Opioid Addiction on Demand. That’s Very Rare.

This E.R. Treats Opioid Addiction on Demand. That’s Very Rare.

Dr. Andrew Herring of Highland Hospital in Oakland, Calif., left, gave a dose of buprenorphine, a drug that eases the symptoms of opioid withdrawal, to a homeless man who collected cans to pay for bus fare to get to the hospital.

Psychology Itself Is Under Scrutiny

Psychology Itself Is Under Scrutiny

An image taken from the Stanford Prison Experiment in 1971, which was conducted by the psychologist Philip Zimbardo.

Why Do Obese Patients Get Worse Care? Many Doctors Don’t See Past the Fat

Why Do Obese Patients Get Worse Care? Many Doctors Don’t See Past the Fat

Sarah Bramblette, who advocates awareness of lymphedema — arm or leg swelling caused by a problem with the lymphatic system — found that the scale at her doctor’s office could not accommodate her.

Nearly Eradicated in Humans, the Guinea Worm Finds New Victims: Dogs

Nearly Eradicated in Humans, the Guinea Worm Finds New Victims: Dogs

A two-year-old dog named Djalibe getting a Guinea worm pulled from her leg by Laures Dossou, second left, of the Carter Center, a philanthropy founded by former President Jimmy Carter. Scientists have worked for decades to eradicate the painful, parasitic worm, and have nearly succeeded — but a spate of infections in dogs worries health officials.

What to Do When a Loved One Is Severely Depressed

What to Do When a Loved One Is Severely Depressed

At a suicide prevention event at Walla Walla High School in Walla Walla, Wash., last month, participants choose necklaces of different colors representing how suicide had affected their lives.

A Vote Expanded Medicaid in Maine. The Governor Is Ignoring It.

A Vote Expanded Medicaid in Maine. The Governor Is Ignoring It.

Donna Wall, who has $60,000 in debt from an ankle injury, signed up for Medicaid a day after the expansion was to take effect, and is still waiting for some relief.

‘Will You Be My Emergency Contact?’ Takes On a Whole New Meaning

‘Will You Be My Emergency Contact?’ Takes On a Whole New Meaning

Did you know that your emergency contact’s data could be mined for medical research?

She Went to Jail for a Drug Relapse. Tough Love or Too Harsh?

She Went to Jail for a Drug Relapse. Tough Love or Too Harsh?

Julie Eldred relapsed while on probation, and was sent to jail. Justices are weighing whether the probation requirement to stay clean constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.

He Called Older Employees ‘Dead Wood.’ Two Sued for Age Discrimination.

He Called Older Employees ‘Dead Wood.’ Two Sued for Age Discrimination.

Julianne Taaffe, left, and Kathryn Moon filed an age discrimination complaint against Ohio State University, which has agreed to alter its policies.

Greater Access to Donated Livers Promised to Transplant Patients

Greater Access to Donated Livers Promised to Transplant Patients

Sharon Fawcett, at home in Stamford, Conn., has end-stage liver disease. Like 14,100 other patients in the United States, Ms. Fawcett is waiting for a liver transplant.

The Disappearing Doctor: How Mega-Mergers Are Changing the Business of Medical Care

The Disappearing Doctor: How Mega-Mergers Are Changing the Business of Medical Care

Dr. Navya Mysore was frustrated while working for a large New York health system, so she moved to One Medical, a venture-backed practice, where she gets to spend more time with her patients.

Maine Voted to Expand Medicaid. Judge Orders the State to Get Moving.

Maine Voted to Expand Medicaid. Judge Orders the State to Get Moving.

Demonstrators favoring the Medicaid expansion rallied outside Maine’s State Capitol before Gov. Paul LePage’s state of the state address in February.

F.D.A. Moves to Stop Rogue Clinics From Using Unapproved Stem Cell Therapies

F.D.A. Moves to Stop Rogue Clinics From Using Unapproved Stem Cell Therapies

Dr. Mark Berman, of the Cell Surgical Network, in 2014 at his practice in Beverly Hills. Dr. Berman is a founder of the California Stem Cell Treatment Centers, where patients received an unapproved stem cell treatment made with the help of a smallpox vaccine and other ingredients.

After Doctors Cut Their Opioids, Patients Turn to a Risky Treatment for Back Pain

After Doctors Cut Their Opioids, Patients Turn to a Risky Treatment for Back Pain

Sherry Brandt said she was told she would be prescribed opioid painkillers for her chronic back pain only if she agreed to an epidural steroid injection.

Defendants on Probation Can Be Jailed for Drug Relapse, Court Rules

Defendants on Probation Can Be Jailed for Drug Relapse, Court Rules

Julie Eldred argued that requiring defendants to be drug-free as a condition for probation was cruel and unusual given her severe addiction. A Massachusetts court disagreed, but declined to rule on whether addiction is a brain disease that affects a person’s ability to comply with the requirement.


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