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  • Dietary supplements: The deadly toll of deregulation

    Dietary supplements: The deadly toll of deregulation
    Here's the bad news: A dietary supplement named OxyElite Pro is still apparently making people sick, more than a year after the Hawaii Department of Health was alerted to seven cases of acute hepatitis and liver failure among its users. As of last February, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had linked 47 hospitalizations, three liver transplants and one death to the diet product. OxyElite Pro has been recalled, but as Cohen observes, nothing will prevent another supplement from bringing about a similar toll.
  • Where mentally ill inmates actually get some help

    Where mentally ill inmates actually get some help
    There is little in Andy's appearance or manner that offers a clue as to what he's been through. The arrests, the jailhouse beatings, the commitments. He's soft-spoken and unassuming, so much so that the story of his life doesn't seem to go with the man...

    Chorus of voices grows stronger for 'death with dignity'

    Chorus of voices grows stronger for 'death with dignity'
    The bullet that Larry Robert Broman used to kill himself went clean through his head and into the wall. No one had expected him to do it. Not his ex-wife, who had remained close to him. And not their two grown daughters. It happened early on the...

    U.S. should reclassify prescription painkiller to cut rampant theft

    U.S. should reclassify prescription painkiller to cut rampant theft
    In his 30 years as a pharmacist, including three at a CVS Caremark store in Northern California, Wayne Wilson said it was all too common for drugstore employees to steal prescription drugs, which would often make their way to the black market. "It...

    Cultural production of ignorance provides rich field for study

    Cultural production of ignorance provides rich field for study
    Robert Proctor doesn't think ignorance is bliss. He thinks that what you don't know can hurt you. And that there's more ignorance around than there used to be, and that its purveyors have gotten much better at filling our heads with nonsense. Proctor, a...