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Stewart Simonson is a former Amtrak corporate attorney
with zero medical experience. So why is he in charge of emergency
health and bioterrorism in the federal government?
It has all the makings of a horror flick, but panic over a
possible bird flu pandemic is following a time-honored script:
sensational media reports, profit-hungry drug manufacturers and
politicians eager to capitalize on fears.
When John G. Roberts Jr. counseled President Ronald
Reagan on AIDS policies, did he willfully perpetuate the myth that AIDS
can be spread by casual contact?
The Gulf Coast hurricanes have raised new questions
about the integrity and competence of the American Red Cross to respond
to national emergencies. In this report from The Nation
archive, Linda Heller raised early alarms. July 1, 1996, issue
Some people are scaring themselves about the wrong
things in ways that are doing terrorists' work for them. Here's one
physician's prescription for bringing irrational fears under control.
As Big Pharma increasingly turns to the Third World to test its products, this lush film will spark outrage, but glosses over the constant vigilance necessary to police drug trials.
The recent conflict over what America eats is an example of how in Bush's America corporate interests trump public health.
The Supreme Court's medical marijuana decision was a major setback for common sense.
America remains unprepared for a possible avian flu
The FDA's refusal to issue a decision on Plan B reflects
the influence of the Christian right over Bush Administration policy.
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