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Pharmacists, patients are stuck in a profit-before-all-else racket – STAT

The news that chaos reigns inside chain pharmacies, putting patients at risk, may have come as a shock to readers but it’s no surprise to any pharmacist, pharmacy technician, or pharmacy student, all of whom know that the system is broken. Ellen Gabler’s exposé in the New York Times showed how big chain pharmacies sacrifice… Read More »

What will 2020 bring for medicine and science? – STAT – STAT

Last year, when we asked science and health care soothsayers to peek ahead to 2019, they told us that methamphetamine use would rise (it did), tumor organoids would near clinical use for personalizing cancer treatment and better targeting clinical trials (that’s happening), and price transparency wouldn’t bring lower health spending (that’s true, too). But nobody… Read More »

Tech and health care need their own ‘Hippocratic oath’ – STAT – STAT

When a whistleblower revealed the details of Project Nightingale, a collaboration between Google and the Ascension health system, he or she also surfaced critical flaws in the ways that health care and tech work together. As part of the deal, Ascension, a nonprofit Catholic hospital system that operates in 21 states, gave Google access to… Read More »