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There Will Be Over 22 Million Cancer Survivors In The U.S. By 2030, Says New Report

“One in sixteen people in the U.S. will be a cancer survivor by 2030, according to a new report. Pictured are cancer survivors at the American Cancer Society’s ‘Relay for Life’ in Indiana, 2012. Photo credit: Getty Royalty-free. Getty A new report has predicted that there will be 22.1 million people with a personal history… Read More »

Opioid Litigation Divides Sackler Family Over How To Respond To Charges It Bears Responsibility For Deadly Epidemic

As communities seek billions in settlements, the family that owns OxyContin-maker Purdue Pharma is reportedly growing uneasy about defense tactics and charges of misleading marketing. Other news on the drug epidemic looks at a new CDC report on cocaine and meth deaths and unethical practices by a Delaware physician. Reuters: Following Opioid Suits, Family Behind… Read More »

As renewed debate over health care reform begins to simmer in Washington, can journalists give the topic the attention it needs?

Dec. 14th’s lower court ruling that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional has again thrust health care back on the national agenda. It also gives journalists a chance to redeem themselves from what I have argued has been poor news coverage that helped fuel the public backlash against the law from the beginning. A lot… Read More »

As NYC declares emergency over measles outbreak in small area, larger city is threatened

A measles outbreak among a small segment of schoolchildren in New York has prompted the city’s Mayor Bill de Blasio to declare the public health crisis an emergency in parts of Brooklyn. But the actual danger is the sheer number of children in the the NYC public school system that go unvaccinated — which threatens… Read More »