New Series on the Pandemic ThreatPBS NewsHour
Flu kills thousands of people in the U.S. each year, and there is always a risk that a new virus strain emerges and causes a pandemic. This three-part series explored the origins of flu pandemics in recent history and the challenges of preparing for and responding to deadly outbreaks.
New Article on Safety Issues with Biologic Drugs
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Part of a new series investigating adverse events from drugs designed to treat autoimmune diseases, this story examined how biologic drugs can leave patients more susceptible to infections and side effects, sometimes with fatal results.
Webinar Video on Prescription Drug Patents
Alliance for Health Policy
Manufacturer practices under the current patent system have come under scrutiny for blocking or delaying the entry of generic or biosimilar drugs into the market. During this webinar, panelists explored the relationship between patents, prices and patient access.
New Webinar Video on Palliative Care
USC Annenberg, Center for Health Journalism
During this webinar, speakers debunked misconceptions of palliative care and discussed how to work through barriers to honest conversations about appropriate end-of-life care among patients and their doctors. The speakers also shared insights to help journalists report on these sensitive issues.
New Article Investigating Deaths of DespairCarol Cruzan Morton, OregonLive
Oregon's suicide rate is higher than the national average, and this story examines the research regarding possible causes and emerging research on treatment options.