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Alan Bavley at the Kansas City Star found an opening in Missouri state law, drove a truck into it and loaded it up with facts for his story on Kansas and Missouri doctors who had histories of alleged malpractice, yet whose medical board records were spotless.

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Illinois state lawmaker Mary Flowers plans to resurrect some of the state's patient rights' legislation. Here's how she plans to do it.

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Illinois state Rep. Mary Flowers talks with me about how Antidote's Doctors Behaving Badly series helped revive her patient safety bill.

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Researchers are finally starting to answer the question of whether hospital scrubs can pose a danger to patients — and people on the subway.

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Shannon Brownlee offers a not-so-modest proposal for universities to stamp out pharma ghostwriting benefiting researchers.

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Always pay for your own dinner and other rules for academics who interested in working with pharmaceutical companies — but want to retain their independence. 

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Remember that dating book "The Rules"? Academics entering into partnerships with pharmaceutical companies could use a similar set of rules to avoid future career heartbreak. 

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Everyone worries about whether medical residents are getting enough rest to safely care for patients. But why aren't hospitalized patients — especially children — allowed to get the sleep they need to recover?

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By the time the San Gabriel police caught up with Dr. Lars Hanson, he was half-naked, locked in his car and refusing to answer questions about a patient who had been sent to the ER from his unlicensed abortion clinic. So why is he only getting a slap on the wrist from California's medical board?

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After scaring its own physicians and nurses into submission, the government of Bahrain now is targeting one of the world’s most revered humanitarian organizations: Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

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