New Research Shows the Deadly Effect of Neurons on Cancerous Tumors
It appears that tumors can co-opt the signals neurons produce in order to grow, indicating that neurons and cancer cells together might be a dangerous duo.
Humiliating People With Addiction Is Not Treatment
My experiences at a "therapeutic community" in Florida where degrading practices were routine will always inform my continuing work as a therapist.
Never Before Has Our Approach to Drugs Improved So Much, So Fast
We're winning: More progress has been made toward enlightened drug policies and treatment in the past five years than in the previous 25. Here's an advocacy agenda to take us even closer to the future we need.
Big Pharma Is Keeping Us From Developing Low-Cost Cancer Treatments
Big Pharma’s focus on blockbuster cancer drugs squeezes out research into potential treatments that are more affordable. Says one researcher: "What is scientific and sexy is driven by what can be monetized."
Drug Courts Are the Answer: Save Money and Reduce Prison Populations
Eric Holder’s plan to reduce mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenders is met with praise, and supported by the facts.
Standard Medical Approaches Need Comparative Effectiveness Research, Too
The president of the Center for Advancing Health argues we need a more complete public discussion about comparative effectiveness research, not only for innovative therapies but for the standard ones, too.
Rational Arguments -- Evidence Is Only Part of the Story
When it comes to new treatment guidelines for breast cancer, back pain and other maladies, it's the narrative presentation that matters.