Health and Disease

In the Place of Nations In the Place of Nations

Big Pharma's dark underside.

Mar 22, 2001 / Feature / John le Carré

When Ignorance Is Bliss When Ignorance Is Bliss

I have eaten more than my share of Whoppers in my forty-one years. As a teenager I liked them so much I'd worry about whether I could afford another one while still eating the fi...

Mar 8, 2001 / Column / Eric Alterman

Bush Medicine for Africa Bush Medicine for Africa

The Bush Administration's health policies for Africa basically amount to the moral equivalent of the death penalty for 25 million people.

Feb 8, 2001 / Editorial / Salih Booker

No Nukes=Better Health No Nukes=Better Health

There wasn't much good news to report from the year 2000, but topping the list in health terms was the long-overdue final shutdown of the Chernobyl nuclear power station on Decem...

Jan 12, 2001 / Editorial / Harvey Wasserman

No Health, No Wealth No Health, No Wealth

Foundations formed when nonprofit hospitals became for-profit are often not living up to their obligations.

Nov 30, 2000 / Feature / Annette Fuentes and Rosemary Metzler Lavan

If Politics Got Real… If Politics Got Real…

If politics got real...the debate over costly prescription drugs would turn to more fundamental solutions like breaking up the pharmaceutical industry's patent monopolies, which ...

Oct 26, 2000 / Editorial / William Greider

Pill of Choice Pill of Choice

It took twelve years for the FDA to approve mifepristone--also known as RU-486--and most of that time had less to do with medicine than with the politics of abortion. Still, th...

Oct 5, 2000 / Editorial / The Editors

Marijuana Made Easy Marijuana Made Easy

For more than half a century, the US government has maintained a hard line on marijuana, denying that the plant has any medical value at all.

Sep 2, 1999 / Feature / Cynthia Cotts

Prescription: Protest Prescription: Protest

Neil Shulman, MD, first started seeing patients at Grady in 1969. For more information or to help, contact [email protected].

Jul 22, 1999 / Feature / Neil Shulman MD

Morning-After Pill Ban Morning-After Pill Ban

Emergency contraception has the potential to revolutionize women's relationship to sex and birth control.

Jun 3, 1999 / Editorial / Patricia Miller