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  • 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...
  • In Oklahoma and Texas, the condemned can know exactly what will kill them

    In Oklahoma and Texas, the condemned can know exactly what will kill them
    It’s not often these days that we see some sanity in death-penalty cases, but judges in Oklahoma and Texas ruled Wednesday and Thursday that condemned prisoners in those states have a right to know what exactly they are going to be killed with. This...
  • Gilead Sciences' $84,000 price for hepatitis drug is scrutinized

    Gilead Sciences' $84,000 price for hepatitis drug is scrutinized
    U.S. lawmakers have asked Gilead Sciences Inc. to justify the price of its new $84,000 drug for hepatitis C patients amid growing concern about the high cost to taxpayers and consumers. In a letter to the Foster City, Calif., company, Rep. Henry A....
  • A community makes a difference in providing effective healthcare

    A community makes a difference in providing effective healthcare
    Patients begin lining up outside Capitol City Family Health Center before the doors open at 7:30 a.m. The clinic, on a ragged stretch of the boulevard that separates the black and white sections of town, is a refuge for thousands of this old southern...
  • Simple Internet-connected devices can end up in complex online crimes

    Simple Internet-connected devices can end up in complex online crimes
    To keep an eye on his child via his smartphone, Marc Gilbert installed Internet-connected video baby monitors in his home in Houston. One evening, Gilbert heard a stranger's voice bellowing obscenities from the monitor. He disconnected the device...
  • Religion run amok? Hobby Lobby's case comes to the Supreme Court

    Religion run amok? Hobby Lobby's case comes to the Supreme Court
    On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court is slated to hear 90 minutes of oral arguments in a case that will determine whether bosses who have religious objections to birth control can deny their female employees the contraceptive coverage to which they are...
  • O.C. pain doctor caused deaths of three patients, authorities allege

    O.C. pain doctor caused deaths of three patients, authorities allege
    An Orange County pain doctor caused the deaths of three patients by negligently prescribing them powerful narcotics, state medical authorities said in a complaint made public Friday. The Medical Board of California is seeking to suspend or revoke the...
  • Got flu? Keep it to yourself.

     Got flu? Keep it to yourself.
    Doctors used to call influenza "knock-me-down" fever, and there was a reason for that. Anyone who's suffered through a bout of it knows the miseries: the headaches, the throat that feels scrubbed with sandpaper, the fever so high you're floating on the...
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman autopsy inconclusive; more tests needed

    Philip Seymour Hoffman autopsy inconclusive; more tests needed
    An autopsy of Philip Seymour Hoffman's body was inconclusive, and the determination of the official cause of death will have to wait for additional testing, the New York City’s medical examiner's office said Wednesday. “Our examination has...
  • A payroll company leaves its clients in the lurch

    A payroll company leaves its clients in the lurch
    They were chefs and chiropractors, haircutters and hoteliers, some 150 small-business owners across Southern California. All had entrusted LA Payroll, a privately held company with a single office, to deal with financial necessities that can be a...
  • Mallinckrodt acquires San Diego pharma firm Cadence for $1.3 billion

    Mallinckrodt acquires San Diego pharma firm Cadence for $1.3 billion
    Ireland pharmaceutical company Mallinckrodt has agreed to acquire San Diego company Cadence Pharmaceuticals for about $1.3 billion in an effort to boost its specialty drugs portfolio. Cadence, which commercializes drugs that are used in hospitals, is...