A National Institutes of Health database, which we’re making public for the first time, shows that researchers have reported more than 8,000 “significant” financial conflicts, potentially influencing their work.
Over three years, nearly 400 pregnant or new mothers died in Texas. Its system for helping the uninsured thwarts women at every turn, frustrates doctors and midwives, and incentivizes substandard care.
Charles OrnsteinSuch an important story: Over three years, nearly 400 pregnant or new mothers died in Texas. Its system for helping the uninsured thwarts women at every turn, frustrates doctors and midwives, and incentivizes substandard care.
America’s health-care system focuses on curing acute problems but does far too little to support patients with chronic maladies
Charles OrnsteinThis is spot on. When Harvard Medical School professor Arthur Kleinman’s wife was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, he became her caregiver and discovered “the tragic inadequacies of America’s system for providing care for the chronically ill.”
After the Blackstone Group acquired one of the nation’s largest physician staffing firms in 2017, low-income patients faced far more aggressive debt collection lawsuits. They only stopped after ProPublica and MLK50 asked about it.
Charles OrnsteinA doctors group, owned by private equity firm @blackstone, filed more lawsuits in the first six months of this year in Shelby County, Tenn., than three large hospital systems COMBINED. After @wendi_c_thomas asked about it, they're stopping.
Documents show the president’s company reported different numbers — higher ones to lenders, lower ones to tax officials — for Trump’s signature building. Last month, ProPublica revealed a similar pattern in two other Trump buildings.
In St. James Parish, Louisiana, a Taiwanese industrial giant seems likely to be granted a permit to build a billion-dollar plastics plant. Its proposed emissions could triple levels of cancer-causing chemicals in one of the most toxic areas of the...
Dignity Health said its employee, an ER nurse, failed to meet the deadline to add her premature newborn to its health plan, so she was responsible for the medical bills. It rejected her appeals for a year until ProPublica called.
Charles OrnsteinMUST READ by @marshall_allen: Dignity Health said its employee, an ER nurse, failed to meet the deadline to add her premature newborn to its health plan, so she was responsible for the medical bills. It rejected her appeals until ProPublica called.
Data from an EPA model indicates that communities along the lower Mississippi River corridor already face severely elevated cancer risks from industrial activity. Massive new chemical plants are slated to be built there anyway.
Charles OrnsteinIncredible news app! Data from an EPA model indicates that communities along the lower Mississippi River already face severely elevated cancer risks from industrial activity. Massive new chemical plants are slated to be built there.
A tiny Alaskan village got a police officer. He’s never had to make an arrest. Meanwhile, larger communities with more crime have often been left behind as the state’s two-tiered policing crisis gets worse.
Days before his death in 2005, Simeon Askoak told officials how an Alaskan rural policing program was broken. His village hasn’t had another permanent cop since.
Charles OrnsteinIn the years after a village's last police officer died, Lester Pitka learned he had plenty of time to disappear before Alaska State Troopers could arrive to investigate allegations against him.
While most Republican attorneys general embrace Purdue Pharma's structured bankruptcy plan, all but two Democratic attorneys general reject it. "This is a moral issue for them," one expert says.
Charles Ornstein.@NPR found that much of the political pressure faced by Republican AGs who pursued opioid litigation has come from one highly influential conservative: former Sen. Luther Strange.
And guess what? He was a paid lawyer for members of the Sackler family.
ProPublica has been tracking drug company spending on doctors since 2010. We just updated our database and found that companies are still paying private doctors huge sums for promotional talks and consulting.
Charles Ornstein“Holy smokes,” as @walidgellad out it. We Found Over 700 Doctors Who Were Paid More Than a Million Dollars by Drug and Medical Device Companies