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Sweden moves to strengthen academic freedom after researcher harassed for pandemic study

Sweden has vowed better protections for academic freedom after a leading Swedish researcher quit his work on COVID-19 after facing an onslaught of attacks for his research being too optimistic about the virus. “It is deeply concerning when academics are threatened to the extent that they don’t have the courage to keep on doing their… Read More »

Study Supporting the Reproductive Safety of Gabapentin During Pregnancy

Gabapentin (Neurontin) is now used in a wide variety of clinical settings — for the treatment of epilepsy, pain management, restless leg syndrome, anxiety, and sleep disturbance.  However, there is relatively little information regarding its reproductive safety.  We last reviewed this topic in 2015.  At that point, the literature included 333 cases of prenatal gabapentin… Read More »

Coronavirus caused two-thirds of US excess deaths: study

The U.S. saw 20% more deaths than expected from March to August, 67% of which were attributed to COVID-19, according to new research. Researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and Yale University published findings on Tuesday in JAMA, in which they analyzed death data from the National Center for Health Statistics and US Census Bureau. “Although… Read More »