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Why too much black licorice can harm you, a jaw-dropping malpractice settlement, and a new executive order to alleviate drug shortages, plus more in our Daily Briefing.

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The feds may have shuttered the public portion of the National Practitioner Data Bank, but you can still access it thanks to an investigative journalism group. Get tips on using this data from Alan Bavley, the Kansas City Star reporter whose stories prompted the data's removal.

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Kansas City Star reporter Alan Bavley became something of a cause celebre after the feds threatened him with a fine for using public medical malpractice data. I talk with him about his experiences and public reaction to his reporting.

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Let's stand up publicly to support patient safety and Alan Bavley, the Kansas City Star reporter whose coverage of medical malpractice caused federal health officials to remove a public doctors database and threaten Bavley with fines.

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Kansas City Star reporter Alan Bavley was just doing his job. In response to his watchdog stories on medical malpractice, federal officials yanked public portions of a national doctor database offline and threatened him with fines. Now, journalists are pushing back.

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Alan Bavley at the Kansas City Star found an opening in Missouri state law, drove a truck into it and loaded it up with facts for his story on Kansas and Missouri doctors who had histories of alleged malpractice, yet whose medical board records were spotless.

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An increase in malpractice insurance coverage is under review by Dominican Hospital's parent, Catholic Healthcare West, sparking concerns among doctors locally and across the state.

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When Dr. Harrell Robinson walked into the surgical suite to start a liposuction procedure on Maria Garcia he was already in a world of trouble.

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Some months ago, the receptionist in my clinic handed me a registered letter. The name of the sender seemed familiar. "Dear Sir," the letter read. "Please be advised that this letter serves as official notice that I am considering a potential claim against you in a medical Malpractice claim in regard to my husband. . . ." I stood, stunned. My white coat, which held the daily tools of my profession — my list of patients, the Sanford antibiotic manual, a black stethoscope — felt extraordinarily heavy.

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Antidote has been on an alphabetical tour of state medical boards this year. As summer fades, I thought it would be a good time to pull over. To show where we’ve been, I created this Google map, and I will update it weekly.

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