Valleywide Legal Blog

It’s Not The Lawyers Who Are Greedy

It seems like every day I read about a doctor or a medical group blaming the high cost of medical care or the high cost of health insurance on greedy malpractice lawyers.  To hear them tell it, there is no such … Read More

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Placebo Treatment Works but Is Not Always Ethical

A recent AP article I read discussed the use of placebo by British physicians in a clinical  setting.  (It is an important an indispensable tool in the research setting.)  It noted that 75% prescribe a treatment, like low dose drugs or vitamins, they know won’t … Read More

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