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California Pharmacists Resist Translating Medicine Labels

Adding a translation to the English label would require bigger bottles, pharmacists say. They worry patients would wind up carrying a few pills around loose — without any instructions at all.


Report Says Big Changes Are Needed In How Doctors Are Trained

We spend $15 billion a year training doctors but end up with a medical workforce that doesn't meet the nation's health care needs, according to an Institute of Medicine Report.


Getting Hospice Care Shouldn't Have To Mean Giving Up

Medicare is trying a different approach in one experiment: Some hospice patients will still be able to get treatments aimed at prolonging life.


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