Gideon Gil

Gideon Gil

Managing editor @statnews (, covering health, medicine, life sciences; former @bostonglobe health/science editor.

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The coronavirus is picking up steam outside China, narrowing chances of eliminating it via @statnews 

Antigen-based metric could better predict which patients benefit from immunotherapy, study says via @statnews 

In his family's second act in biotech, the confessional tone of Harlan Waksal's meetings with investors has helped win over skeptics and rebuild trust. He gave a rare interview to @adamfeuerstein  via @statnews 

The bottom line from a Google study: “Even their best efforts to de-identify health data, or to render it anonymous, would leave some people exposed.” @erbrod  has the details via @statnews 

Coronavirus cases among health workers climb, underscoring the chaos on an outbreak’s front lines via @statnews 

Most adults don’t need booster vaccinations for tetanus and diphtheria, new study concludes via @statnews 

“Asking a member of Congress to support Alzheimer’s may seem as difficult as giving out free pie, but the challenge ... is keeping it on the front burner.” via @statnews 

CDC expects ‘community spread’ of coronavirus, as top official warns disruptions could be... via @statnews 

Here's the original STAT investigation that documented the poor reporting rates to : via @statnews 


Trump promised to bring back coal. Now some worry ACA repeal to take away miners’ black lung benefits via @statnews 

CVS slashes price of substitute EpiPen auto-injectors to $109.99, rough price of EpiPens 8 years ago via @statnews 

Many experts have hailed esketamine as a critical option for patients in dire need of new treatments — but others say the evidence of its effectiveness is limited. via

You're much more likely to die in pandemic than terror attack, but CDC facing massive budget cuts via @statnews 

Best explanation I've read about why Trump won: What So Many People Don’t Get About the U.S. Working Class

Simple aspirin reduces breast cancer recurrence: Cancer surgery can awaken tumor cells, but in mice a cheap pill stops metastasis via

Sanofi quietly pulls the plug on its Zika vaccine project, citing reduced federal funding via @statnews 

Ellie Hollander: meals on wheels serving 23M fewer meals today than 2005; federal funding hasn't kept pace with need. #ahcj17 

We fought three years for Dr. Richard Sackler's deposition about Purdue's marketing of OxyContin, and now you can read it. Thanks and our friends at via

“A bag of heroin today will set you back about $5, the cost of a pumpkin spice latte.” So why does a dose of Naloxone cost 30 times more? via