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Medicine news and analysis from The Nation
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.
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
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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.
April 25, 2016
Immigrants Are Dying In Detention While ICE Ignores Its Own Medical Standards
A new report demonstrates how medical negligence played a significant role in many detention center deaths.
February 12, 2016
Corporations Killed Medicine. Here’s How to Take It Back.
For most of human history, life-saving drugs were a public good. Now they’re only good for shareholders.
February 2, 2016
Zika Is Circling Cuba. What Will Happen When It Lands?
Cuba’s public-health campaigns are famously aggressive—but so is the Zika virus.