Psychology & Psychiatry

Why we fall prey to misinformation

Even when we know better, we often rely on inaccurate or misleading information to make future decisions. But why are we so easily influenced by false statements such as "vaccinations cause autism" or "30 million illegal ...

Medications

Merck pays $830 M to settle class-action case over Vioxx

The drugmaker Merck is paying $830 million to resolve a federal class-action lawsuit involving shareholders and the painkiller Vioxx, which was pulled from the market years ago over safety concerns.

HIV & AIDS

AIDS research team in US loses $1.38M grant (Update)

An AIDS research team at Iowa State University will not get the final $1.38 million payment of a National Institutes of Health five-year grant after a team member admitted last year to faking research results, the NIH said ...

Medications

Drug manufacturer agrees to $500 million penalty (Update)

A subsidiary of India's largest pharmaceutical company has agreed to pay a record $500 million in fines and penalties for selling adulterated drugs and lying to federal regulators in a case that is part of an ongoing crackdown ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

True or false? How our brain processes negative statements

Every day we are confronted with positive and negative statements. By combining the new, incoming information with what we already know, we are usually able to figure out if the statement is true or false. Previous research ...