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Complications

I know I’m late to the game, but I’m finally reading Atul Gawande’s 2002 book Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science.  I’m about a quarter of the way through the book, and it’s obvious where much of the … Continue reading

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Drug makers and generics

Drugmakers Master Rolling Out Their Own Generics To Stifle Competition Jay Hancock, Kaiser Health News and Sydney Lupkin, Kaiser Health News When PDL BioPharma’s $40 million blood-pressure medicine faced the threat of a generic rival this year, the company pulled … Continue reading

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airplane hospitals versus car crash hospitals

Whenever a plane crashes, whether by mechanical failure or operator air, airlines and regulatory bodies immediately assume something went wrong — something that needs to be fixed on every plane that will ever fly again. The reaction to fatal plane … Continue reading

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