News

Blog In the News News Releases

Pharmaphobes, pharmascolds and conflict denialists

by Roger Collier Canadian Medical Association Journal November 17, 2015 Dr. Lisa Rosenbaum expected some backlash. She knew the subject she was writing about was controversial. Heck, the topic itself contains the word “conflict.” And yet, despite this, she was still surprised by the flood of angry responses to her articles. “I’ve written things before and […]

Read More





Craig Venter’s Latest Excellent Adventure: Caveat Emptor

November 5, 2015

By Vikas Saini, MD

Last month, Craig Venter’s venture, Human Longevity, through a news release, launched Health Nucleus, “a platform that uses whole genome sequence analysis, advanced clinical imaging and innovative machine learning—combined with a comprehensive curation of personal health history—to deliver the most complete picture of individual health.”

Read More

Natalia Roldan, MD: Making patient preferences primary

November 5, 2015

By: Kim DiGioia, MSPH

“We don’t get to focus on things that mean the most to the patient or help us get to know them better,” laments Natalia Rodan, MD, chief medical resident in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Colorado Hospital. So she decided to do something to about it.

Read More


Hospital chief residents named to program aimed at avoiding medical overuse

November 2, 2015 (Boston, MA)—The Lown Institute announced today that 32 teams of chief residents from leading hospitals across the nation have been accepted to its RightCare Educator (RCE) Program, an initiative designed to encourage clinicians to improve patient care by exploring and eliminating the drivers of medical overuse and promoting appropriate care for patients.

Read More