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You know things are bad in the pork industry when the whistleblowers aren't animal rights activists but the government itself. In May, the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Office of the Inspector General exposed extreme sanitation and humane violations in 30 swine slaughterhouses it visited.

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How many times do you see pain patients who aren’t addicted represented in stories about prescription painkillers? Maia Szalavitz weighs in.

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Drug shortages still painful for patients, little scrutiny of medical devices, contraception hurdles and more from our Daily Briefing.

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The Los Angeles Times examines the apparent failure of the city's much-touted healthier school lunch program, which appears to be a "flop" with students. Journalist Lisa Aliferis says the program may be more successful than anyone realizes.

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Documents behind a controversial Seroquel drug trial raise serious questions about how patients with mental disorders are judged competent to participate in clinical trials all over the world.

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A war of words has erupted at the University of Minnesota campus over bioethics writer and UM professor Carl Elliott’s reporting into the suicide of a schizophrenic patient enrolled in a clinical trial.

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A doctors' gag order over fracking chemicals, good news on obesity prevention, and a rapping global health expert turned World Bank leader, plus more from our Top 5 Today.

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Is your drugstore selling your prescription information to the pharma industry? Answers and more in our Daily Briefing.

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Doctors and bloggers slam Huffington Post for wacky health theories, unhealthy journalism in wake of AOL merger, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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So Mother Jones Editor Laura McClure put down the challenge: you don't have to like social media, just do it. Or something like that and flossing... OK, so, here I am again.. blogging.

At the opening Fellowship weekend in October I knew this was going to be a good experience. I didn't think USC and Michelle could top it, but they did. From a stop at an inner city clinic to the slum housing the poor are forced to live in we saw the inequity up close and personal.

And the fellows who are going through the Fellowship with me are just fantastic journalists, John included.

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