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What Warren Buffett's gift of billions to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation lacks in imagination, it makes up for in safety. If only they had the guts to tackle the real problems.

If the United Nations is to keep its promise to grant people with AIDS universal
access to treatment by 2010, it will be because activists are holding
world leaders accountable.

Desperate for medical care, an ailing granny pies the President and
finds a soft bed in a country club prison. It's enough to make you go
out and commit a crime.

The United States has fueled a worldwide overreaction to the threat of a bird
flu pandemic, putting AIDS, malaria, malnutrition and other crucial
global health programs at risk.

Tina Rosenberg is wrong to argue in the New York Times that
environmentalists who fought to limit the use of DDT have contributed
to the worldwide spread of malaria.

Large factory farms, not migratory birds, are now seen as breeding
grounds for the avian flu virus. Donald Rumsfeld is getting rich off
his investment in Tamiflu. Can this pandemic get any crazier?

Complicated drug plans are the result of promises fulfilled.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest is suing Kellogg and Viacom for using cartoon characters to brainwash kids into consuming mass amounts of junk food.

The toxic food industry is fueling a preventable epidemic of diabetes. Most
vulnerable are poor children, barraged with ads urging them
to eat the sugar and grease-laden food that will eventually kill them.

Vaccine production in the United States is in an alarming condition--with drug-makers wedded to outmoded techniques and government more focused on terror than pandemics.

Blogs

Winning on abortion rights means talking—and listening—to voters in a new way.

April 16, 2014

Two prominent health groups are demanding that the State Department find out.

April 11, 2014

If he's the GOP’s idea man, then the Democrats are in good shape.

April 8, 2014

FIfty-five years after the consumer rights advocate published his first article ridiculing the auto industry for negligence, Congress is investigating another scandal. 

April 1, 2014

Eric with the latest reviews and Reed on Obamacare and the right-wing media.

April 1, 2014

The Catholic directives would leave just one OB-GYN in the city of Bartlesville who can prescribe contraception for birth control purposes.

March 31, 2014

The real cost of Republican cruelty cannot be measured in dollars and cents, but in people’s lives.

March 25, 2014

AFP goes all nice with #PeopleNotPolitics. What’s next: #PeopleNotPipelines?

March 21, 2014

Jerome Murdough was found dead in a Rikers Island jail cell after it had reached temperatures exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

March 20, 2014

It’s not about his record: it’s part of a longstanding effort to make discussion of gun violence taboo, and to keep the gun industry unregulated. 

March 18, 2014