How 2 Science Papers From The ‘80s Helped Spark The Opioid Crisis
The New England Journal of Medicine just issued an odd correction to a 1980 painkiller study. It was one of two papers from that decade that became, as one expert put it, “fake evidence” for pharma executives to encourage the use of opioids.
Almost Half Of Medical Trials Are Never Published And It's Hurting Patients
A new website has found that 8.7 million patients in the last decade have taken part in clinical trials that have never seen the light of day – and says this failure to publish stops doctors making good decisions about medicines.
In Unprecedented Move, House Science Committee Interferes In Exxon Investigation
State investigators and environmental groups denounced the House Science Committee chairman Lamar Smith of Texas for "abuse of power" after he sent a slew of subpoenas related to an investigation of Exxon Mobil for securities fraud.
How Oliver Sacks Helped Introduce The World To Autism
Autism and its many forms may be widely discussed today, but it wasn't until the famed neurologist and writer told the story of identical twins George and Charles Fin in his book The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. Sacks died Sunday from cancer. He was 82.
14 Fascinating X-Rays That Will Change The Way You Look At The Human Body
Normal things like kissing and handshakes suddenly look really creepy. Artwork by Hugh Turvey, artist in residence at the British Institute of Radiology. These pieces were made using X-ray equipment, shadow photography techniques, hand colorization, and other manipulations.