A series of studies published today documents the vast conflicts of interest in medicine. The way we think about disease “is being subtly distorted” by financial ties, the authors of an editorial write.
A report published Friday shows that the suicide rate in the US has dramatically increased from 1999 to 2014, across nearly all demographics, and remains the 10th leading cause of death in the nation.
The report, from the National Center for Health Statistics, an arm of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), found that during the study period, the age-adjusted suicide rate in the United States increased 24%, from 10.5 to 13.0 per 100,000 people, with the pace of increase greater after 2006. The increase was among both males and