Carl Elliott
  • Playing Doctor

    How to spin pharmaceutical research

  • In Defense of the Beta Blocker

    Is this a performance drug that could actually increase the fairness of Olympic contests?

  • The Drug Pushers

    As America turns its health-care system over to the market, pharmaceutical reps are wielding more and more influence—and the line between them and doctors is beginning to blur

  • A New Way to Be Mad

    The phenomenon is not as rare as one might think: healthy people deliberately setting out to rid themselves of one or more of their limbs, with or without a surgeon's help. Why do pathologies sometimes arise as if from nowhere? Can the mere description of a condition make it contagious?