Getting pharmaceutical companies to develop new antibiotics

Something like the X Prize might encourage drug companies to develop new antibiotics even if they're deliberately held off the market for a while to delay development of resistant pathogens. Link: Other parts of this series: The antibiotic crisis … Continue reading

The antibiotic crisis is not getting any better

The medical system in encountering more and more drug-resistant disease pathogens, so-called "superbugs," and we're not developing new antibiotics anywhere near fast enough to fight them. One major reason is the massive overuse of antibiotics, which are too often prescribed … Continue reading

Marathons and similar events delay hospital transport and cause deaths

Another video from IU professor of pediatrics Aaron Carroll cites research that marathons and similar traffic-disrupting events lead to increased death rates among older people who are delayed in getting to a hospital. Link: It seems likely that rush … Continue reading

Aaron Carroll on the latest version of the Senate GOP healthcare bill

Indiana University pediatrics professor Aaron Carroll MD offers on of the clearest succinct descriptions I've seen of the Senate Republicans' latest attempt at a bill to "repeal and replace Obamacare" as they like to call it. Link: Medical organizations, … Continue reading