America’s Epidemic of Unnecessary Care - The New Yorker: ".... An avalanche of unnecessary medical care is harming patients physically and financially. What can we do about it?... The one that got me thinking, however, was a study of more than a million Medicare patients. It suggested that a huge proportion had received care that was simply a waste. The researchers called it “low-value care.” But, really, it was no-value care. They studied how often people received one of twenty-six tests or treatments that scientific and professional organizations have consistently determined to have no benefit or to be outright harmful...." (read more at the link above)
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Prosecutors Target Ex-Audi Chief in First VW Emissions Trial - Rupert Stadler is accused of continuing to sell cars with illegal software even after Volkswagen’s cheating scandal came to light.
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