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Shannon Brownlee: Series

When Patients — Not Doctors — Make Medical Mistakes
September 10, 2012
Patient error can lead to unnecessary and risky treatment


Why The ‘Best’ Hospitals Might Also Be The Most Dangerous
July 11, 2012
Hospitals with prestigious reputations often rank poorly on patient safety records


Why Americans Need Bloomberg’s Big Gulp Ban
June 04, 2012
NYC’s mayor wouldn’t be trying to outlaw giant sugary drinks if we hadn’t lost all sense of a normal serving size


The Separation of Church and Medicine
March 12, 2012
The government plays a legitimate role in determining health care, as long as its decisions are based on efficacy


Can You Comparison-Shop for Surgery?
February 27, 2012
Some health care reformers wish we could shop around for the best price, but it’s not so easy to be a savvy medical consumer


Direct Marketing and Deep Discounts Come to Health Care
February 13, 2012
How free screening tests are helping hospital bottom lines


The Latest Big Pharma Scandal
January 30, 2012
Payments from drug companies are rampant and perfectly legal, which is why the new Sunshine Act is the first step in cleaning up medicine


What Will End the Era of the Blockbuster Drug?
December 13, 2011
The real lesson from Lipitor is that big sellers are vastly overprescribed, even after going off patent