Many of us find ourselves responding recently to a shocking news story about a Michigan oncologist who may have violated the primary charge to clinicians: First, do no harm. The federal government is charging Farid Fata, MD, with multiple counts of fraud for intentionally misdiagnosing patients with cancer to justify billing Medicare for unnecessary scans and chemotherapy. The case will be sorted out in federal court over the coming months and ...

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After investigating the potential of cannabis as a medication over the last year, I had a change of heart. I am more convinced than ever that we need to study this like any other medication and not deny it to people who may currently benefit. The response to our reporting on this topic has been robust, and we will continue to seek the answers people want and deserve. People ...

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A recent report stating that one in 50 school children carries an autism diagnosis appears to confirm anecdotal evidence that we are experiencing an increase in the autism rate. But there are a number of things that should be considered in a discussion of these findings -- and leading that discussion should be methodology. These new data from the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) are culled from a ...

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