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Why did University of California-Davis officials go after a professor who dared to criticize the university's support of prostate cancer screening?

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When controversial bioethicist Glenn McGee quit his job as chief ethics advisor to Houston-based Celltex Therapeutics in February, the controversy over the company was on the verge of dying down. Until Celltex threatened a major public university and the very concept of free speech.

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Why did Slate retract a critical commentary by bioethicist Carl Elliott on stem cell firm Celltex after a demand by the controversial company's CEO?

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From the way the American Psychiatric Association threatened writer Suzy Chapman, one would think APA is fighting legal battles everywhere to protect its trademarks. But the British mental health blogger appears to be in an elite category.

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Why did the American Psychiatric Association pressure a British mental health blogger to stop publishing her popular blog?

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It’s not often that Antidote will ask you to run out and buy a copy of Liver International. But please do. A moving argument for protecting free speech about public health appears in the journal’s current issue.

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What happens in our society when whistleblowers are ignored? Should we ignore stories that cannot be conveniently packaged as "sound bite" material?

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Hospital execs in Northern California leak private patient records to the media. Why? Because the patient dared talk to a reporter.

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With the help of an online “reputation management” firm, some dentists and doctors are trying to shut down patient voices on Yelp and other review sites. Here’s how one patient-journalist pushed back.

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On Veterans Day, think for a minute about three basic liberties we all should be allowed: freedom of speech, freedom from unreasonable search and seizure and freedom from malicious prosecution. Hospital whistleblower Charles Rehberg had those rights taken away.



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