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Video report on Chicago Tribune's deep dive into dangerous drug interactions, an extraordinary investigation by Sam Roe and Karisa King
This is a story about prescription drugs, the beating of our hearts, cells from hamsters and the promise of big data. How the Chicago Tribune and a team of scientists tackled a serious problem in public health.
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Fatal drug interactions exposed in extraordinary data mining via Chicago Tribune piece by Sam Roe and Karissa King

 
The experiment began with thousands of patient files, millions of prescription orders, billions of clinical measurements and a single question: Could big data be used to discover deadly drug combinations?
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Ex-Rep. Connie Howard should lose pension, AG Madigan says, as reported by Chicago Tribune's Ray Long

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A deeper dive into Illinois tax incentives with Chicago Tribune reporter Ray Long http://wp.me/p2OIZP-HGl via @wgnradio @rap30 · WGN Radio 720. Embedded image. A deeper dive into Illinois tax incentives with Chicago Tribune reporter Ray Long. Chicago Tribune reporter Ray Long joins the show to ...
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Chicago Tribune investigative reporters Karisa King and Sam Roe tell chilling story of what can go wrong when drug interactions go bad 

Prescription for harm: Dangerous drug mix leaves woman fighting for life http://fw.to/q7rYmhc 
The first symptoms mimicked the flu. Becki Conway had a sore throat, a dry cough and irritated sinuses.
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Prescription for harm: Dangerous drug mix leaves woman fighting for life, an investigation into drug interactions by Chicago Tribune's Karisa King and Sam Roe  
The first symptoms mimicked the flu. Becki Conway had a sore throat, a dry cough and irritated sinuses.
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Great #Obama interview with Chicago Tribune's Christi Parsons while president talks about comity with three former Illinois Senate colleagues--2 Democrats, 1 Republican

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I usually just post stuff I like but I'd encourage you to delve into the Chicago Tribune's Dangerous Drugs report. Here is a teaser:

Coming Thursday: The hunt for dangerous doses. A Chicago Tribune watchdog report. Video: http://bit.ly/1Welu7r
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A deeper dive into Illinois tax incentives with Chicago Tribune reporter Ray Long http://wp.me/p2OIZP-HGl via @wgnradio @rap30 · WGN Radio 720. Embedded image. A deeper dive into Illinois tax incentives with Chicago Tribune reporter Ray Long. Chicago Tribune reporter Ray Long joins the show to ...
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Chicago Tribune reporters Michael J. Berens and Ray Long trace lucrative tax breaks in 'deeply flawed' Illinois EDGE jobs program

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I'm the Chicago Tribune's reporter on the Greatest Beat on Planet Earth, Illinois government and politics, where Obama rose, Ryan and Blagojevich fell, and the legislature is run by Madigan.
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I have covered five governors, a mayor named Daley at City Hall, a guy named Obama and hundreds of good, bad and crooked pols along the way. Picked up a variety of awards for breaking, investigative and in-depth coverage, and somehow got honored with placement in EIU and UIS halls of fame. Please send tips to RLong@tribune.com.
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