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Drug companies accused of holding back complete information on clinical trials

MPs voice concern after report into decision to stockpile Tamiflu finds discussions about effectiveness hampered by practice<p>Clinical trial results are being routinely withheld from doctors, undermining their ability to make informed decisions about how to treat patients, an influential …

An End to the 'Breaking Bad' Era of US Health Care?

You all know the premise of <i>Breaking Bad</i>: Walter White, on a modest chemistry teacher's salary goes haywire after discovering he has lung cancer. He …

The gender gap that's killing men

A SPECTACULAR gender gap has resulted in men's health problems being allocated a quarter of the funding women's health research gets, ranked just …

Patients deserve the truth: health screening can do more harm than good

There was some good news shortly before the Christmas break: the Parliamentary Science and Technology Committee announced an enquiry into health screening.<p>The need for a review is pressing. Screening always sounds good – catch disease early, while it can still be treated – but the reality is more …

Obama's healthcare law takes full effect this week

WASHINGTON— Nearly four years after it was signed and after months of scrambling and uncertainty, PresidentObama's landmark bid to guarantee Americans health security takes full effect Wednesday as theAffordable Care Actbegins delivering healthcare coverage to millions nationwide.<p>Administration …