Tag Archives: false

Why False Positives Merit Concern, Too

In the high-stakes world of coronavirus testing, one mistake has taken center stage: the dreaded false negative, wherein a test mistakenly deems an infected person to be virus-free. These troublesome results, experts have said, can deprive a person of treatment and embolden them to mingle with others, hastening the spread of disease. But false negatives… Read More »

“Seniors Will Never Embrace Telehealth” And Other False Assumptions About American Healthcare

Before the COVID19 pandemic, one common stereotype was that seniors would never adopt tele-health. … [+] That’s been proven wrong. (Photo by Jan Woitas/picture alliance via Getty Images) picture alliance via Getty Images Who would have thought that a global pandemic would have been the stimulus we needed to radically accelerate the transition to digital… Read More »

Novartis C.E.O. Defends Company’s Decision to Withhold False Data From the F.D.A.

The chief executive of Novartis on Wednesday defended the company’s decision to delay telling the Food and Drug Administration about manipulated data involving its $ 2.1 million gene therapy treatment, saying that it “thoroughly, aggressively” investigated the issue and that patient safety was never threatened. Vas Narasimhan, the chief executive, also indicated in a call… Read More »