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We continue our 5-part series on the high cost of health care in America.

The New York Times and the medical journal PloS Medicine won an incredible victory for patients and for health writers last week. They persuaded a judge in a lawsuit against drug makers to release 1,500 previously sealed documents that tell the story of how drug companies like Wyeth have been acting as ghost writers in medical journals.

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We continue our 5-part series on the high cost of health care in America.

We continue our 5-part series on the high cost of health care in America.

We continue our 5-part series on the high cost of health care in America.

This is the second part of my conversation with Dr. John Dombrowski, a Washington D.C. anesthesiologist and pain management specialist who sits on the American Society of Anesthesiology's administrative affairs committee.

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The doors are open at the Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California, 2009 Excellence in Journalism Competition.

From chapter president Ricardo Sandoval:

"These awards honor the journalists whose work best reflects the SPJ ideals of initiative, integrity, talent and compassion.

In addition to our regular categories, we are adding three new ones this year to reflect the ongoing evolution of the delivery of news and comment.

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Anesthesiologists everywhere cringed when they heard the news that Michael Jackson was found dead with a bag of propofol nearby.

The drug is too strong to be used as a sleep aid and deceptively simple to administer. Anesthesia drugs like propofol require constant monitoring, and Jackson, apparently, was
left unattended after receiving the drug.

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A look at the progress and potential pitfalls in California's $3 billion stem cell research program.

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A "show-me-the-evidence" health journalist offers tips on covering alternative medicine without dismissing all of it out of hand.

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