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  • George W. Comstock, 92; epidemiologist was influential in the treatment of tuberculosis

    George W. Comstock, 92; epidemiologist was influential in the treatment of tuberculosis
    Dr. George W. Comstock, a pioneering epidemiologist who almost single-handedly blocked the use of the flawed BCG tuberculosis vaccine in the United States and who played a key role in the development of other prevention strategies against the disease,...
  • FDA panel gives a qualified nod to antidepressant for chronic pain

    As the advertisement for the antidepressant Cymbalta says, "Depression hurts. Cymbalta can help." Chronic pain hurts too. And the makers of the drug duloxetine -- commercially known as Cymbalta -- argue that Cymbalta can help with that, as well. Chronic...
  • Donor money talks, often in a whisper

    A massage for a lawmaker's wife. Circus tickets for his kids. Keys to a mountain cabin for the weekend. A donation to his favorite charity or one that flies him across the world on an "educational" trip. There are many ways to get a politician's...
  • The withdrawal of drug-company money

    The withdrawal of drug-company money
    In recent years, the pharmaceutical industry has been repeatedly (and rightly) excoriated for its shameless efforts to promote its products: Freebies handed out to doctors as inducements to prescribe particular drugs. Studies underwritten by drug...
  • Philanthropist and poetry lover Ruth Lilly dies

     
    Ruth Lilly, the last surviving great-grandchild of pharmaceutical magnate Eli Lilly, died Wednesday night at her home in Indianapolis. She was 94. During her lifetime, Lilly gave away the bulk of her fortune, around $800 million. In 2002, the heiress........
  • FDA chastises drug companies for eyebrow-raising claims

     
    Every so often, the FDA has to slap the wrists of drug companies for … well, pretty much everything. On the naughty list this week were several companies that the FDA didn’t feel presented the whole truth and nothing but......
  • Doctors cautioned on Zyprexa for adolescents

     
    The Federal Drug Administration on Friday issued a warning to doctors that adolescents taking the drug olanzapine have an "increased potential" -- in comparison with adults taking the new-generation antipsychotic drug -- for weight gain and metabolic...
  • Watch out, readers, Gary Hall Jr. is back

     
    I was fortunate to submit coverage of the Beijing Olympics to the Los Angeles Times website and it is my great privilege to be covering the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.In the world of journalism I'm known as a triple......
  • The demigod (dis)advantage for Shaun White

     
    Shaun White was on my TV set the other night, clowning around. Because that's what he does. What a great job that guy has. He makes around $10 million a year to skateboard and snowboard, and do whatever else he......
  • Gary Hall Jr.: How about a judging system for the opening ceremony?

     
    If you decide to go to the Olympics, bring your passport. Ask me why I drove from Seattle to Vancouver, Canada, twice today and I'll tell you a funny story about memory loss and the road. I made it through.......
  • Gary Hall Jr.: What are the winner and loser winter sports?

     
    What are the winner and loser winter sports? It’s the Olympics and there are winners and losers determined in the sports being contested; why not have winner and loser sports? There’s some guy out there who came in last place......
  • Gary Hall Jr.: Kris Freeman is an inspiration

     
    As Kris Freeman prepares for what arguably is one of the most stressful environments known to man, the challenge of managing his blood sugar level increases. For those of us living with diabetes, we all know that stress can wreak......