Hawaii recently became the fifth state to make emergency contraception,
also known as the morning-after pill, available directly from
pharmacists. This is far from a small regulatory change.
It seems clear that one of the keys to public health is establishing public patents.
While fighting givebacks, unions can't lose sight of the big healthcare
The Medicare bills passed by the Senate Finance Committee on June 12 and
the House Ways and Means Committee on June 17 move the
thirty-eight-year-old social insurance program one step closer to
With the end of the Iraq war, the globalization war is heating up around
trade again, this time over the issue of genetically modified food.
US drug firms make the choice clear: our outrageous profits or your
Come June 4, Ed Rosenthal will be back in US District Court in San
Francisco, to hear what sentence Judge Charles Breyer has decided to
Over the past few months, yet another epidemic has come to trouble our
unhappy world. Shortly after SARS was identified, the entire globe was
put on notice.
I n March for my online column "Ask Dr.
By focusing only on the worst-case scenarios regarding the spread
of SARS, the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease
Control are trying to control the populace through fear.