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Medicine news and analysis from The Nation
September 21, 2017
How Much Is Your Health Worth to You?
Exorbitant drug pricing and bad experimental medicine result from putting health care up for sale.
Patricia J. Williams
September 19, 2017
The Stark Difference Between Republicans and Democrats on Health Care Couldn’t Be Clearer
More and more Americans understand that health care should be a basic right, not a commodity that you purchase if you can afford it.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
July 6, 2017
Trump’s Plan to Make Drugs Cheaper Could End Up Making Them More Expensive
Now, that’s good policy!
February 24, 2017
Patients Treated by Women Doctors Fare Better Than Those Treated by Men
So why are women doctors still paid less than their male counterparts?
November 7, 2016
This Texas Prosecutor Jailed a Rape Victim—Could It Cost Devon Anderson Her Election?
Devon Anderson has a troubling record, and voters may dismiss her tomorrow.
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September 19, 2016
Free-Trade Deals Are Making It Much Harder to Fight AIDS
The Trans-Pacific Partnership and its ilk protect profits at the expense of prevention.
August 25, 2016
The United States Has an Emergency Fund for Natural Disasters. Why Not for Pandemics?
Zika is spreading in Florida, and Congress still hasn’t released money for a response.
August 23, 2016
It’s Time for the UN to Compensate Haitians for Its Cholera Disaster
Accountability should be seen as a strength, not a liability, at an organization committed to human rights.
Muneer I. Ahmad
Alice M. Miller
August 3, 2016
Nurses and Doctors Are Fighting Back Against Corporate Healthcare by Unionizing
Overwork, once a proud hallmark of the medical profession, now symptomizes systemic rot.
June 1, 2016
Employer Wellness Programs Are a Great Idea—Right?
When “rewards” for good health punish the vulnerable, prevention may be worse than disease.