- Newsmaker: First-Person Report on Colorado Forest Fires
Though shifting winds have aided firefighters battling the Colorado wildfire that has burned 90,000 acres since Saturday, many homes remain threatened. Behind the fire lines, a community of support services has sprung up to care for the firefighters when they break from their 12-hour shifts. Logistics officer Fred Houston reflects on risks and routines of firefighting, and the challenge of running a virtual city on the edge of the blaze.
- Reporter's Notebook: New England Journal of Medicine to Relax Conflict-of-Interest Rules
Saying there's no way to find independent doctors who can review drug treatments because of the proliferation of drug companies funding medical research, the New England Journal of Medicine has announced a change of policy in its conflict of interest rules. Although he acknowledges the scarcity in disinterested reviewers, former editor-in-chief, Dr. Arnold Relman, laments the new policy, calling it "too permissive."
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