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  • Two Jews on Film: ‘Contagion’ Review

    September 9, 2011 | 9:23 pm

    An international traveler reaches into the snack bowl at an airport bar before passing her credit card to a waiter. A business meeting begins with a round of handshakes. A man coughs on a crowded bus.

    One contact. One instant. And a lethal virus is transmitted.

    Great premise. Great...

  • Benzonatate: A cough suppressant so dangerous, you’d rather just cough

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    February 4, 2011 | 10:59 am

    Benzonatate is a cough suppressant available by prescription as a generic medication or under the brand Tessalon. It is chemically related to medicines used as local anesthetics and works by numbing the nerves in the lungs which trigger a cough reflex. It was approved by the FDA in...