SmileDirectClub offers to straighten your teeth at a fraction of the cost of braces, without a visit to the dentist. But orthodontists claim the company has endangered the oral health of tens of thousands of people.
Watching The Goop Lab helped us understand why Goop survives despite its critics.
Stephanie M. LeeI agree with @juliaoftoronto@B_resnick on The Goop Lab: "There were detoxes, energy healers, and smatterings of woo-woo—but what could have been more dangerous claims were watered down, and presented with numerous warnings to consult with your doctor."
George Luber says he was kicked out of the CDC’s climate program for fighting censorship. But shortly before that, five women on his staff had accused him of sexist behavior and being a bad boss.
Stephanie M. Leeremember the CDC climate expert who claimed he was pushed out for being a whistleblower?
@Zhirji28 has found a VERY DIFFERENT story, including alleged sexist behavior, based on 1,000 pages of documents and interviews with four complainants. a must-read
Pharmaceutical companies have paid doctors billions of dollars for consulting, promotional talks, meals and more. A new ProPublica analysis finds doctors who received payments linked to specific drugs prescribed more of those drugs.
An internal Juul report, obtained by BuzzFeed News, challenges an explosive lawsuit claiming the e-cigarette giant hid a massive contamination incident from the public.
Stephanie M. LeeEXCLUSIVE: Remember how a former Juul executive is suing the company because they allegedly covered up 1 million “contaminated” pods?
Here’s a twist: I obtained internal Juul documents that challenge his claim. Read them here.
Contaminants leaking from manufacturing facilities were found downstream at levels that can be harmful to fish and other aquatic life.
Stephanie M. Leewith deep detective work, a reporter for the first time names a bunch of pharma companies (Mylan, Pfizer) that are likely polluting waterways with high amounts of contaminants.
but they're breaking no laws—"pharmaceuticals are not a regulated pollutant."
Adakveo and Oxbryta could be revolutionary treatments, but each costs about $100,000 per year and must be taken for life.
Stephanie M. Lee“Each treatment is priced at around $100,000/year and must be taken for life.
While it is not uncommon for a drug treating a rare disease to carry a high price, there are 100,000 people with sickle-cell disease in the US and millions around the world.”
NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts: Findings of Research Misconduct NOT-OD-20-019. NIH
Stephanie M. Leefor those following the Duke data-fabrication/-falsification case, seeing it all laid out here is really something: 117 figures and 2 tables in 39 published papers, 3 manuscripts, and 2 research records