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Lenny Bernstein covers health and medicine. He started as an editor on The Washington Post’s National desk in 2000 and has worked in Metro and Sports.
The study published Friday in JAMA Network Open showed that small, consistent payments built trust between drug sales reps and physicians, which was associated with more prescriptions and more overdoses.
Documents filed as part of a lawsuit against the company that manufactured OxyContin reveal that officials sought to deflect responsibility for abuse epidemic.
Scientists are smarting from the loss of data, research opportunities and paychecks.
The child died shortly before midnight on Christmas Eve at a hospital in New Mexico. He is the second border-crosser to die in government custody this month.
Amid steep stock market losses, he also praised the treasury secretary but was less bullish on the Fed chief.
Sen. Todd Young says 10,000 people die annually in a system that could make many more organs available for transplant.
The system could recover more than twice as many organs by expanding the types of donors it pursues
A divided advisory panel voted 12 to 11 to add the advice to drug labels.
The transplant system rests on 58 obscure nonprofits that collect and transport organs. Sometimes, mistakes happen.
Ambien and Provigil are widely used and safe, but should not be handed out indiscriminately, experts say.