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Some years ago, I began hearing from my sources that I should investigate the generic drug industry. A generic drug boom was underway and it had led to a gold-rush mentality, they said. There seemed no good way into this nebulous topic, and no way to assess the actual quality of U.S. generic drugs.

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When experienced health journalist Joanne Silberner realized she had a "huge" misconception about cancer in the developing world, she reported from three countries to shed light on the subject for readers and listeners.

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Bioethicist Leigh Turner, recently under fire from a stem cell company he criticized for ethical problems, talks about his research on medical tourism.

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A confluence of factors including an inflexible regulatory enviroment that discourages research and discovery, a paltry research pipeline for drugs for the most serious illnesses, and a tendency for physicians to unnecessarily prescribe antibiotics for routine aches and pains is largely responsible for the rise of antibiotic-resistant infections in humans, speakers at a major conference on infectious diseases this week announced.

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A coalition of local and global health groups have banded together to bring the lessons they've learned in developing countries to south King County, where the health index is as bad as Nairobi.

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Bacon and pancreatic cancer, a victory over polio in India and a massive smoking ban in California, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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HPV vaccine for boys, hallucinogens and personality, and the link between coffee and skin cancer, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Lawmakers try to kill part of the Affordable Care Act, polio is spreading in Asia and Americans underestimate what it takes to stay healthy in retirement. This and more in today's Daily Briefing.

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We often hear that climate change will have a devastating impact on the world's poor in the future, and that may well be true. But a fraction of the resources spent fighting future climate change could go a long way in global public health efforts right now.

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The Croakey Register of Influencers in Public Health will document ties between corporations and the public health officials and programs they seek to influence. Will you help us?

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