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What Now: It Still Takes Too Long and Costs Too Much

Margaret Anderson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Margaret Anderson

It's not difficult to build a case that the federal government shutdown was just one more straw on the camel's back for medical research and innovation in the United States.

Speeding Treatments From the Lab to Patients

Lesa Mitchell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lesa Mitchell

Despite the growing sophistication and promise of health care technology research, fewer and fewer breakthrough ideas are finding their way out of research institutions and into the hands of experienced clinicians.

Life Isn't "House" But Can We Be Patients Like Those on TV?

Margaret Anderson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Margaret Anderson

The kind of medicine practiced by Dr. House on and his colleagues on TV is actually the kind of medicine seriously ill patients need. But, that would never work in the real world.