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May 05, 2009 | 0 comments

President Barack Obama is searching for a new surgeon general. He might consider screening the resumes of doctors a little lower in the federal ranks.

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It didn't take long, did it? Already, unscrupulous vendors are hawking products to "cure" or "prevent" swine flu. Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission... more

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April 29, 2009 | 0 comments

There's plenty of Twitter traffic on swine flu right now, and much of it is hysterical fearmongering, a... more

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April 29, 2009 | 0 comments

The World Health Organization has just raised its for swine flu pandemic alert level to Level... more

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April 29, 2009 | 0 comments

If you're covering the swine flu outbreak, you should make time for a free online class offered by the Centers for Disease Control on Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST.

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April 29, 2009 | 0 comments

State, local and national agencies were supposed to be prepared for this swine flu outbreak. After September 11th, money started flowing to law enforcement agencies and public health... more

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April 27, 2009 | 0 comments

The swine flu scare in the United States may have started with just two Southern California children, but it intensified with the discovery ofmore than two dozeninfected students at a New York... more

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April 24, 2009 | 0 comments

Public health officials are increasingly concerned about a possible pandemic amid reports of hundreds of... more

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April 24, 2009 | 0 comments

John Carey, a 20-year veteran at BusinessWeek, wrote a story that set the pharmaceutical world on its ear in January 2008. Titled "... more

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April 23, 2009 | 0 comments

In a provocative April 9 post, Dr. Jaan Sidorov, who writes the... more

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April 21, 2009 | 0 comments

Journalists - particularly those in rural areas - will definitely want to follow the epidemiological investigation of swine flu that... more

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April 19, 2009 | 5 comments

Those of us lucky enough to attend New York Medicaid Inspector General Jim Sheehan's talk Saturday at the Association of Health Care Journalists... more

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April 18, 2009 | 0 comments

A doctor who can't prescribe drugs is like a fish that can't swim. It's usually a sign that something is wrong.

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