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Why does CMV get so much less news coverage than Zika — despite causing far more birth defects?
There are two viral diseases that, if they infect pregnant mothers, can cause birth defects and a range of other health problems for their babies. One disease affects thousands of infants each year in the United States, while the other affects fewer than a hundred. Why has news coverage focused almost exclusively on the less […]4
Frustrating Friday flops – cat poop rage! Tattoos boost immunity?
Often on Fridays, we present a Five Star Friday feature in which we profile outstanding health care journalism. This is NOT one of those features. We’re going to the other end of the spectrum with these items in the news this week. Rage-inducing cat litter (We assigned our own Kat – associate editor Kathlyn Stone – to […]1
Was Turing Pharmaceuticals’ 5000% price increase a tipping point?
There are no regulatory checks and balances on U.S. prescription drug prices. That fact was brought home again after Turing Pharmaceuticals significantly jacked up the price of a 60-year-old drug after it acquired the rights. (USA Today‘s Christine Rushton appears to be the first major media reporter to have covered the story on September 18.) […]