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How Well Does A Drug Work? Look Beyond The Fine Print
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Veterans Kick The Prescription Pill Habit, Against Doctors' Orders
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David Chance recuperates at Oregon Health and Science University. Kristian Foden-Vencil /Oregon Public Broadcasting hide caption

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Pharmaceutical Companies Accuse Hospitals Of Misusing Discounts
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That Prescription Might Not Have Been Tested For Your Ailment
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I'm not trying to lead you astray. It's just that scientists are not skeptical enough about their mouse studies. iStockphoto hide caption

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How Mouse Studies Lead Medical Research Down Dead Ends
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Andrew Witty, CEO of GlaxoSmithKline, says that better control of infectious diseases in Africa is allowing chronic diseases to come to the surface. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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If new guidelines are followed fully, half the medicine chests in America could eventually be stocked with cholesterol-lowering drugs such as atorvastatin, the generic form of Lipitor. Bill Gallery/AP hide caption

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