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What We’ve Learned from Four Years of Dollars for Docs

Payments from pharmaceutical companies touch hundreds of thousands of doctors. The 17 companies we’ve tracked spent $1.4 billion in 2013 alone.

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What to be Wary of in the Govt’s New Site Detailing Industry Money to Docs

The government's new website on drug and device company ties to doctors will be incomplete and may be misleading — for now.

California Governor Signs Bill to Protect Temp Workers

Employers will be legally responsible if their temp agencies and subcontractors put workers at risk or withhold wages.

Podcast: How ‘Wee Things’ Make a Big Difference in Design

ProPublica's Lena Groeger and Nicole Collins Bronzan discuss how people read and interpret small visual forms, how tiny details help us make sense of information and how we can use wee things to design better graphics, interactives and experiences on the web.

Defense Department Proposes Broad Ban on High-Cost Loans to Service Members

Acknowledging that a previous law did not go far enough, Defense Department proposes new rules to protect service members from high-cost lenders.

Inside the New York Fed: Secret Recordings and a Culture Clash

A confidential report and a fired examiner’s hidden recorder penetrate the cloistered world of Wall Street’s top regulator -- and its history of deference to banks.

A Big Article About Wee Things

"The details are not the details. They MAKE the design." A guide to using little things to make better graphics and interactives.

For Oil and Gas Companies, Rigging Seems to Involve Wages, Too

U.S. Department of Labor investigations have uncovered hundreds of cases in which oil and gas workers, many involved in dangerous jobs, are being cheated of earnings.

Fact-Checking Feinstein on the Assault Weapons Ban

The senator says "the evidence is clear: the ban worked." Except there's no evidence it saved lives – and the researcher behind the key statistic Feinstein cites says it's an outdated figure that was based on a false assumption.

Stanford Promises Not to Use Google Money for Privacy Research

Stanford's Center for Internet and Society has long received funding from Google, but a filing shows the university recently pledged to only use the money for non-privacy research. Academics say such promises are problematic. 

Podcast: How Insurers Are Charging You More for Your Generic Drugs

Some insurers are starting to charge patients more out of pocket for generic drugs, including those that treat chronic illnesses like epilepsy and diabetes. Increased co-payments can limit options for such patients. Charles Ornstein discusses what consumers can do to avoid higher prices.

The Best Reporting on PTSD in Children Exposed to Violence

What happens to children and teenagers exposed to violence in their own neighborhoods.

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Surveillance

ProPublica investigates the threats to privacy in an era of cellphones, data mining and cyberwar, including how citizens are digitally tracked by governments and corporations.

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Leaked Docs Show Spyware Used to Snoop on U.S. Computers

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The Prescribers

Never-before-released government prescription records shows that some doctors and other health professionals across the country prescribe large quantities of drugs known to be potentially harmful, disorienting or addictive for their patients. And officials have done little to detect or deter these hazardous prescribing patterns.

31 Stories in the Series. Latest:

Illinois Suspends Medical License of Leading Prescriber of Antipsychotic Drugs

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California Governor Signs Bill to Protect Temp Workers

California Governor Signs Bill to Protect Temp Workers

Employers will be legally responsible if their temp agencies and subcontractors put workers at risk or withhold wages.

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Examining Medicare

A closer look at the services delivered by providers in Medicare’s Part B program—and the money they collect.

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The Obscure Drug With a Growing Medicare Tab

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Restraints

Do you know a child who has been forcibly restrained or secluded at school? Help us investigate by sharing your story.

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Federal Investigators Crack Down on Two Virginia Schools’ Use of Restraints

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