David Epstein

ProPublica

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Investigative reporter for ProPublica; former staff writer for Sports Illustrated and author of The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance

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Doctors still prescribe certain drugs and medical treatments, despite evidence saying they shouldn’t.

If medical treatments don’t work, why do doctors keep using them?

Doctors still prescribe certain drugs and medical treatments, despite evidence saying they shouldn’t.

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On the eve of the Summer Olympics in Rio, Russia claims 270 of its athletes have been cleared for competition.

Did WADA intentionally sabotage Russian doping probe?

On the eve of the Summer Olympics in Rio, Russia claims 270 of its athletes have been cleared for competition.

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The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has had its ups and downs over the last several decades.

DEA Drug War

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has had its ups and downs over the last several decades.

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