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Drug Price Hikes Lead 47 Hospitals To Slash Their Use Of Key Heart Medicines : Shots – Health News : NPR

These two older drugs, nitroprusside and isoproterenol, are frequently used in emergency and intensive care situations and have no direct alternatives, say cardiologists. Even before media reports and a congressional hearing vilified Valeant Pharmaceuticals International for raising prices on a pair of lifesaving heart drugs, Dr. Umesh Khot knew something …

Breaking Bad News to Patients – The New York Times

Some doctors engage in light conversation with their patients before telling them their cancer has returned, but I have always felt that to be disingenuous, writes Dr. Mikkael Sekeres. I carried the knowledge like a millstone chained around my neck, my back aching from the emotional weight of bad news …