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Will Risperdal Settlement Change Anything?

Many say the only justice that will get Big Pharma's attention is frog marching the CEOs off to prison and/or cutting them off from their lucrative public trough of Medicare, Medicaid and military health programs.

Anti-Osteoporosis Drugs May Recreate Industrial Scourge, Says Researcher

Bisphosphonates, to prevent postmenopausal osteoporosis, have been linked to jawbone death (osteonecrosis) and atypical fractures. Recently, Dr. William Banks Hinshaw, a gynecologist and chemist in North Carolina, likened their effect to an affliction seen 100 years ago.

Complete Health Reporting: Steer Clear of Disease-Mongering Quicksand

You don't want to be a disease mongerer, do you? Here's how to avoid it in your work.

PTSD from Cambodia's killing fields affects kids who were never there

As Cambodian-Americans and children of refugees, Sin and Em carry a difficult legacy. Their families display many classic symptoms of PTSD.

The Name Game and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: DSM-5 Revisions Should Be Openly Debated

The controversy over revisions to psychiatry's bible, the DSM, isn't just about autism. Guest blogger Mary Schweitzer throws chronic fatigue syndrome into the mix.

What If Mental Illness is a Universal Experience? A Path Away from Stigma to Timely Treatment and Prevention

An opinion piece, borne of personal experience and a decade of mental health reporting, arguing in favor of many proposed changes to the DSM-5 that would allow early intervention for common mental disorders.

Who's Left Out of the DSM-5 Debate? Consumers and, it Appears, Science Writers

This was my final post as a blogger for Psychology After two years and 110,000 page views, its editors decided my contributions "no longer met their editorial needs." Coincidence? You decide.

Should Doctors be the New Curators of Medical Information?

Health Care Brands president Dr. Jason Schiffman works at the intersections of psychiatry, consumer information, business and online health care. And he's happy to be there.

This Doctor Sees Dead People - On The Taxpayer's Dime

A tuberculosis prevention program that crosses borders, slashing Medicaid, Germany's E. coli outbreak and more from our Daily Briefing.

Wakefield's Wake, Part 7: Blowback can be fierce and frightening for autism-vaccine stories

A good friend of mine read my recent posts about Andrew Wakefield and the controversy over whether vaccines have any role in causing autism and asked me whether I was concerned for my safety.



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Twenty-one journalists from around the country are with us in Los Angeles this week for the 2015 National Health Journalism Fellowship. Read about the Fellowship here. 


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