Marketers see a gold mine in private health data

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The recent revelation of what may be the biggest digital data heist in the history of the Internet – the accounts of about 500 million... Read more

A mental health model of incarceration

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Thomas J. Dart, sheriff of Cook County, Ill.—and overseer of what he says is the nation’s largest jail—believes that posterity... Read more

What will today's immigration detention centers look like to future Americans?

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Seventy-five years ago, over 125,000 Americans (the majority of them citizens) were sent to concentration camps. Over half of those interned... Read more

Are we really still talking about Wakefield's autism con?

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We seem to be living in the age of the con. In a time when facts, well, they don’t seem to matter very much, do they? We’ve moved... Read more

Stopping the revolving prison door for the mentally ill

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A young man is released from prison after serving 10 years for assault. But he has only a few days’ supply of a prescription for his... Read more

Is your doctor giving you accurate information? Not in Pa.

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Your doctor might be giving you false information. Why? Because it’s the law. According to a recent study conducted by a team of Rutgers... Read more

Lead in Flint: This is America

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Our outrage at the poisoning of the people of Flint, Mich. - and the way the government failed, once again, its poorest and most disenfranchised... Read more

Another life destroyed – almost – by allegedly reckless prescribing

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A Philadelphia Inquirer story published on Philly.com last weekend about three men who died of drug addictions – and the physician whom... Read more