News and Features
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.
The fight over stem cell research has divided Congressional Republicans.
Thanks to the wonders of reproductive science, you too can have a virgin birth.
If Wal-Mart finds resistance irksome, it should lobby for universal healthcare.