- Thinking about Terry Fox and the Marathon of Hope (April 12, 2022)
Reflections on Terry Fox's legacy, forty-two years later.
- How the organized Left got Covid wrong, learned to love lockdowns and lost its mind (March 31, 2022)
For two years the left has championed policies of surveillance and exclusion in the form of: punitive vaccine mandates, invasive vaccine passports, socially destructive lockdowns, and radically unaccountable censorship by large media and technology corporations. For the entire pandemic, leftists and liberals - call them the Lockdown Left - cheered on unprecedented levels of repression aimed primarily at the working class: those who could not afford private schools and could not comfortably telecommute from second homes.
- The Unintended Consequences of COVID-19 Vaccine Policy (February 1, 2022)
- The left's contempt for bodily autonomy during the pandemic is a gift to the right (December 21, 2021)
When did parts of the left get so contemptuous of the principle of "bodily autonomy"? Answer: Just about the time they started fetishising vaccines as the only route out of the current pandemic.
- Following the Science? (November 13, 2021)
"Following the science" has been the mantra of public officials from the very beginning of the pandemic. But what does "following the science" actually mean? When we as a society are faced with difficult policy choices, can science tell us what choices we should make?
- Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 13, 2021 (November 13, 2021)
When we as a society are faced with difficult policy choices, can science tell us what choices we should make? We should be sceptical of anyone who says that it can, because that isnt actually what science does. It can certainly provide information we need to take into account when making choices and trade-offs, but choices dont automatically follow from science.
- How Democracy Ends (October 21, 2021)
The pandemic events of 2020-2021 outline a potential pathway for a future democratically elected President of the United States to systematically end democracy.
- Public health or private wealth? (October 19, 2021)
- World-Class Scientist Calls Out Medical Journal For Smearing Lockdown Critics Instead Of Proving Them Wrong (October 13, 2021)
A respected vaccine safety researchers says that scientific institutions are killing their own legitimacy by enabling and perpetrating lies, distortions, smears, and unwarranted hysteria about COVID-19. "Open and honest discourse is critical for science and public health. As scientists, we must now tragically acknowledge that 400 years of scientific enlightenment may be coming to an end," writes Dr. Martin Kulldorff, a professor of medicine at Harvard University and coauthor of the Great Barrington Declaration.
- The Downsides of Masking Young Students Are Real (September 1, 2021)
- The smear campaign against the Great Barrington Declaration (August 2, 2021)
Demonizing those who question lockdowns.
- Britain is a Parasite on Other Countries (June 15, 2021)
Britain deliberately trains far fewer doctors and nurses than it needs. It makes up the difference by recruiting great numbers of trained medical staff from impoverished countries where they are already in critically short supply.
- Was there a Wuhan lab leak? (June 1, 2021)
For many years, scientists at labs like Wuhans have conducted Frankenstein-type experiments on viruses. They have modified naturally occurring infective agents often found in animals such as bats to try to predict the worst-case scenarios for how viruses, especially coronaviruses, might evolve. The claimed purpose has been to ensure humankind gets a head start on any new pandemic, preparing strategies and vaccines in advance to cope.
- Private ownership of long-term care homes means overcrowding and more deaths (March 17, 2021)
The bottom linecknowledge, is that private ownership is associated with overcrowding, failure to invest in modernization, and more deaths. This certainly seems like an argument in favour of ending private ownership of long-term care facilities.
- Sweden: Apocalypse Not (March 8, 2021)
From the moment Covid-19 was declared a pandemic in March 2020, Western public-health agencies presented their publics with a single option: total lockdown of their societies. This was an improvised and untested option with many risks. After more than a year, it is clear that lockdowns did not flatten the curve as advertised, or even likely slow the spread, as promised. Societies which avoided this shutdown approach did just as well and even better. Since there were a limited number of states which rejected total lockdowns, the experiences of dissident Sweden and, to some extent, lighter-lockdown Japan had to act as the placebos in this grand medical experiment.
- 5 Errors Made by Public Heath/ Science During The Pandemic (2021)
- Medical Reform Group of Ontario (2021)
The Medical Reform Group of Ontario (MRG) was a physicians' organization formed in 1978 to act as a voice for progressive doctors who were dissatisfied with the conservatism and self-interest of the established medical profession. The MRG played a significant role in shaping public opinion around health care and health policy in Ontario and Canada for the next several decades, until the group's eventual dissolution in 2014.
- Online classes, offline class divisions (December 24, 2020)
Students living in the Ambujwadi slum in north Mumbai are struggling with online classes for months, while also working to support their families after their parents' income was hit by the lockdown and its aftermath
- The Prognosis (October 1, 2020)
What has impressed me about the coronavirus is the extent to which its fearsome reputation has eclipsed and occasionally exceeded its actual effects. This is not to deny that some of these effects have been, in places, quite terrible. It is only to point out that the myth of the pandemic -- the story that already clothed it upon arrival -- has sometimes had more influence on policy than the facts of the matter, which are more difficult to ascertain.
- For Gaza patients, uncertainty over Israeli permits is a matter of life and death (August 4, 2020)
Israel's permit regime has become even more arduous for Palestinian patients since the PA halted coordination, with rights groups trying to fill the vacuum.
- Heat Wave (July 9, 2020)
Like COVID-19 and much else, extreme heat disproportionately affects the poor and the elderly. They are the ones who often dont have air conditioning, and often they live alone with no support networks.
- Some musings about risk (June 21, 2020)
When it comes to COVID, my gut reaction is that everyone who is taking fewer precautions than me is reckless, and everyone who is taking more precautions than me is overly timid.
- Thinking Clearly in a Time of Crisis (May 12, 2020)
A crisis like this pandemic is not a time to stop thinking. It is a time when critical thinking and public discussion are more important than ever. A small number of officials and politicians are taking decisions with enormous and far-reaching implications for the lives of many people, not just for the duration of this pandemic, but far into the future. The time to have serious discussions about what they are doing, and the direction we are heading in, is now, not some day in the future when it will be difficult, or too late, to change course.
- Lockdowns, curfews. Troops on the streets. Governments handing out free cash. This utter madness was entirely avoidable (March 20, 2020)
What happens when governments confuse worst-case scenarios with reality? They transform a health crisis into a social crisis and an economic tsunami, with consequences more severe than the virus could produce in the first place.
- Biggest threat Covid-19 epidemic poses is not our regression to survivalist violence, but Barbarism with human face (March 19, 2020)
The impossible has happened and the world we knew has stopped turning around. But what world order will emerge after the coronavirus pandemic is over socialism for the rich, disaster capitalism or something completely new?
- Morality in an Amoral World (March 19, 2020)
A crisis is a mirror. It shows us - if we have the courage to see - who we are as individuals and as a society. The self-congratulatory poses of governments, politicians, and state institutions are confronted with the harsh test of reality. Each of us - as individuals, friends, families, neighbours, communities - face new and sometimes difficult challenges. The novel coronavirus COVID-19 is such a crisis.
- The Only Treatment for Coronavirus Is Solidarity (March 13, 2020)
We live in an interwoven, interconnected world where an injury to one is truly an injury to all. We must confront the coronavirus with solidarity and fight for a society where the health of all is more important than profits for a few.
- Capitalism is an Incubator for Pandemics: Socialism is the Solution (March 12, 2020)
Coronavirus is wreaking havoc across the world. Capitalism cannot adequately respond to a global health crisis. That's why we need socialism.
- Capitalist agriculture and Covid-19: A deadly combination (March 11, 2020)
The real danger of each new outbreak is the failure -- or better put -- the expedient refusal to grasp that each new Covid-19 is no isolated incident. The increased occurrence of viruses is closely linked to food production and the profitability of multinational corporations. Anyone who aims to understand why viruses are becoming more dangerous must investigate the industrial model of agriculture and, more specifically, livestock production. At present, few governments, and few scientists, are prepared to do so. Quite the contrary.
- Reading About Coronavirus Without Scaring Yourself Too Much (or Too Little) (March 10, 2020)
Unfortunately, because this is the corporate-controlled, understaffed, underexperienced news media were talking about, much of that coverage has been incomplete, misleading or sometimes just plain wrong.
- Time to Stop Pretending People With Serious Psychosis Can be "Independent" (March 10, 2020)
- The Great Barrington Declaration (2020)
As infectious disease epidemiologists and public health scientists we have grave concerns about the damaging physical and mental health impacts of the prevailing COVID-19 policies, and recommend an approach we call Focused Protection.
- The Great Barrington Declaration - Frequently Asked Questios (2020)
Basic epidemiological theory indicates that lockdowns do not reduce the total number of cases in the long run and have never in history led to the eradication of a disease. At best, lockdowns delay the increase of cases for a finite period and at great cost.
- Harvesting the Blood of America's Poor: The Latest Stage of Capitalism (December 3, 2019)
In todays wretched economy, where around 130 million Americans admit an inability to pay for basic needs like food, housing or healthcare, buying and selling blood is of the few booming industries America has left.
- A health care algorithm affecting millions is biased against black patients (October 24, 2019)
A health care algorithm makes black patients substantially less likely than their white counterparts to receive important medical treatment. The major flaw, which affects millions of patients, was revealed in research published in the journal Science.
- The PR Campaign to Hide the Real Cause of those Sky-High Surprise Medical Bills (October 18, 2019)
Since 2010, an increasing number of hospitals have outsourced their emergency rooms, radiology, anesthesiology, and other specialized services to physician staffing firms. Patients who need these critical services may inadvertently receive care from a doctor outside of their insurance network and find that they owe thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars in surprise medical bills.
- Lyme Disease and Biowarfare (August 14, 2019)
Historical look at the connection between Lyme disease and US government-produced bioweapons by a journalist who has been researching it for decades.
- Is the Pentagon Behind the Rise in Lyme Disease? (August 6, 2019)
A conversation with Kris Newby author of Bitten: The Secret History of Lyme Disease and Biological Weapons.
- How Slick Consulting Firms Get Us on Drugs (August 1, 2019)
A look at some of the techniques drug companies use to get doctors to prescribe their products.
- Why Aren't the Democrats Talking About Ending Patent Financed Drug Research? (July 9, 2019)
Presenting a case for replacing government-granted patent monopoly financing of pharmaceutical research to make drugs available at free market prices.
- How Capitalist Globalization Forecloses on Health Systems (June 28, 2019)
Discussion of the multi-author collection "Health Care under the Knife." The book criticizes many aspects of medicine under capitalism but falls short of promoting radical alternatives.
- Bolivia's universal healthcare is model for the world, says UN (May 24, 2019)
Bolivia has implemented universal healthcare to provide free care to its poorest citizens. Although controversial with the country's doctors the program is lauded by the UN.
- Where Lyme Disease Came From and Why It Eludes Treatment (May 17, 2019)
A review of two books that discuss Lyme disease's origin in government experiments with germ warfare.
- A Lethal Industrial Farm Fungus is Spreading Among Us (April 26, 2019)
Agricultural fungicides are creating strains of drug-resistant fungi.
- Don't Believe the Hype: Paying for Medicare for All Is Simple (March 31, 2019)
Debunking recent arguments that Medicare for All will require reducing spending in other areas.
- Shout out for peace and quiet (March 7, 2019)
Noise is a cause of stress with physical and psychological effects on people and also harms the environment. Noise reductions needs to be made part of solutions such as industry standards and urban planning.
- The U.S. is funding dangerous experiments it doesnt want you to know about (February 27, 2019)
The US government is funding research into making bird flu virus highly contagious without publicly disclosing it. A number of scientists are opposed to the secrecy behind these experiments and even question their value.
- Air pollution now 'largest health crisis' (November 23, 2018)
The WHO estimates that seven million premature deaths are linked to air pollution every year, of which nearly 600,000 are children who are uniquely vulnerable.
- 'This is murder': French islanders want Paris to own up to poisoning their land with pesticide (October 9, 2018)
The French islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe in the Caribbean want France to take responsibility for polluting their land with a toxic pesticide. This article looks at the effects of Kepone, also called chlordecone, on the people of the islands, who now suffer from alarmingly high cancer rates and fertility problems.
- Miriam Garfinkle 1954 - 2018 (September 16, 2018)
Obituary for Miriam Garfinkle, who died on September 15, 2018.
- Open Letter: Health Care Providers Support OPS and SCS (September 5, 2018)
An open letter to Premier Doug Ford and Minister of Health Christine Elliot regarding the Ontario Government's recent hold on approvals for new overdose prevention sites (OPS). The letter is signed by over 800 physicians and medical personnel.
- Wellness Cures (September 1, 2018)
The Deaf regularly move through the medical system without agency or dignity -- not because they cannot hear but because they are not given the opportunity to communicate. The onus for change is put on the Deaf themselves, often in terms of changing their own bodies to accommodate the hearing majority. What if, instead, the Deaf were consulted about what changes they would like, or how they would like for them to happen? What if they were invited to take part in shaping the next generation of doctors?
- If the doctor is listening, you have 11 seconds (July 23, 2018)
U.S. study found that just 36% of doctors posed an open-ended question to get patients to talk.
- The birth of the Cuban polyclinic (June 28, 2018)
During the 1960s, Cuban medicine experienced changes as tumultuous as the civil rights and antiwar protests in the United States. While activists, workers, and students in western Europe and the United States confronted existing institutions of capitalism and imperialism, Cuba faced the even greater challenge of building a new society.
- Gaza medic killed by Israel as she rescued injured (June 2, 2018)
Israeli occupation forces shot dead a volunteer medic and injured dozens of people as they continued their indiscriminate attacks on Palestinians taking part in Great March of Return protests in Gaza for the 10th consecutive Friday. Razan Ashraf Abdul Qadir al-Najjar, 21, was helping treat and evacuate wounded protesters east of Khan Younis when she was fatally shot on Friday evening. She was about 100 meters away from the boundary fence with Israel at the moment she was shot and was wearing clothing clearly identifying her as a medic.
- What your government can't tell you about drug prices (May 3, 2018)
One of the best kept commercial secrets? The price governments pay for brand name drugs
- Gaza girl awaiting surgery reunited with her mother in West Bank (March 1, 2018)
After getting an Israeli-issued medical permit, Inam al-Attar traveled without her parents from Gaza Strip to West Bank.
- Single Payer: What Will It Take to Pass It? (March 1, 2018)
Single payer healthcare needs to be implemented in a universal, sweeping move. Incremental changes will only impede progress.
- Doctors as Stewards of medicare, or not: CAMSI, MRG, CDM, DRHC and the thin alphabet soup of physician support (February 20, 2018)
Physicians are deeply involved in Canadian medicare because it is through medicare that they are paid. However, from its origins to the present physicians -- as a profession -- have not been strong supporters of medicare.
- Kenya's 'Erin Brockovich' defies harassment to bring anti-pollution case to courts (February 14, 2018)
Phyllis Omido is leading a landmark class action demanding a clean-up and compensation from a lead-smelting factory accused of poisoning local residents - including her own son.
- '54 Palestinians die' as Israel refuses medical permits (February 13, 2018)
According to Rights groups, Israel is responsible for 54 deaths in the besieged Gaza Strip in 2017 due to a lack of medical permits.
- In Sweeping War on Obesity,Chile Slays Tony the Tiger (February 7, 2018)
The Chilean government, facing skyrocketing rates of obesity, is waging war on unhealthy foods with a phalanx of marketing restrictions, mandatory packaging redesigns and labeling rules aimed at transforming the eating habits of 18 million people.
- How Big Pharma Infiltrated the Boston Museum of Science (January 17, 2018)
Mental illness is a highly stigmatized, life-long condition, that millions do not even realize they have and only a pharmaceutical drug can fix says Pharma and its operatives.
- Drinking Poblems (2018)
A look at the health crisis in Pretty Prairie, Kansas, where Nitrate from farms has polluted the water supply for three decades. Elizabeth Royte takes a look at the town's history and social climate in order to understand why the problem was left for so long.
- American Teaching Hospitals: Where Pelvic Exams Under Anesthesia Happen (October 18, 2017)
Before undergoing a liver biopsy at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, I asked my surgeon's nurse whether I was to be catheterized for the procedure. In response to this perfectly legitimate question the knave sardonically replied: "I'm really not supposed to say this, but what difference does it make? You're going to be under general anesthesia."
- Sources News Releases (September 11, 2017)
News releases from organizations and companies on a wide range of topics. Includes an extensive topic index, an archive of releases going back to the 1970s, and links to experts and organizations knowledgeable about the issues covered in the releases. Available via RSS feed as well as on the Sources.com website.
- Biological Warfare: US & Saudis Use Cholera to Kill Yemenis (August 1, 2017)
The US has supported Saudi Arabia and its allies in their aggression against Yemen, committing daily war crimes involving civilians, who are now suffering a cholera epidemic with more than 400,000 victims.
- The Biotech Industry Is Taking Over the Regulation of GMOs from the Inside (July 19, 2017)
When a comprehensive evaluation of GMOs and the weaknesses of scientific risk assessment within the biotech industry is urgently needed, the chemical and biotech industries are forcing risk assessment in the opposite direction.
- Gaza power cuts: When fuel runs out, 'babies will die' (June 1, 2017)
Gaza's doctors fear inevitable patient deaths if fuel reserves are depleted by end of June.
- Dying at home: What I learned from my husbands death (May 31, 2017)
A physician assistant reflects on the palliative care industry and the death of her husband. People need more information on the reality of death to be prepared to help loved ones die at home.
- After Middle Eastern Wars End, the Medical Wars Begin (May 17, 2017)
What are the wars doing to the health care infrastructure?
- Anti-Vax Propaganda Helps Measles -- Once Eradicated -- Spread Across the Twin Cities (May 8, 2017)
The anti-vaxxer misinformation campaign has led to yet another outbreak of a preventable disease. Minnesota's Department of Health has announced that 44 people in the state have been diagnosed with measles, a disease once eradicated in the United States. Forty-two of the cases are in children, most of them Somali-Americans who were never vaccinated. According to numerous sources, the outbreak is the result of a sustained anti-vaccination campaign.
- Pharma Funded "Patient" Groups Keep Drug Prices Astronomical (March 6, 2017)
- Humans and Subhumans: Weill Cornell and the Death of the American Soul (February 27, 2017)
All patients that walk through the door of Weill Cornell are put into two categories: the humans, who are deemed by Cornell to have "good insurance," and the subhumans, who are deemed by Cornell to have "bad insurance." If you fall into the category of the former, they will generally make a grudging effort to provide you with good care. If you fall into the category of the later, they will literally bend over backwards to see to it that you are provided with truly awful and atrocious care.
- Killing 'Schizophrenics': Contemporary U.S. Psychiatry Versus Nazi Psychiatry (February 1, 2017)
In the United States in the earlier part of the twentieth century, there was widespread compulsory sterilization of those diagnosed with serious mental illness; and from the 1970s through the early 1990s, dehumanizing experiments that ignored the Nuremberg Code of research ethics were administered on this population by prominent American psychiatrists.
- Industrial Production of Poultry Gives Rise to Deadly Strains of Bird Flu H5Nx (January 30, 2017)
Debunking the claims of industrial poultry producers that multiple outbreaks of bird flu are due to wild waterfowl, instead providing evidence that industrial farming practices are responsible for the outbreak.
- Ontario health-care reform and Community Health Centres (January 7, 2017)
We already have a working model of primary care that targets these populations and that is very good at dealing with complex needs and providing holistic care. Community Health Centres (CHCs) have been in existence for decades all over Canada, providing care to communities that are not well served by other models of primary care.
- Mothers and Children First (2017)
An interactive report on mothers and child bearing in Bolivia where deaths are highest among indigenous populations. This report looks at the efforts by doctors, indigenous midwives and healers who are collaborating in what is being called 'intercultural health care'.
- Ontario's health workers call for improved sick leave policies (2017)
- Where Health Care Won't Go (2017)
A look at the outbreak of tubercolosis in Alabama, where a significant proportion of the population lacks proper health care. While State reaction was swift the lack of attention to some communities persists, as do the conditions for outbreaks to reoccur.
- The Senseless Death of Tobeka Daki (December 17, 2016)
Details the circumstances of the death of Tobeka Daki of South Africa, implicating the exorbitant drug prices of pharmaceutical corporations.
- The doctor who is besting big tobacco (August 1, 2016)
When Dr Bronwyn King discovered her pension fund was investing in the cigarette companies that were killing her cancer patients, she was staggered. And she knew she had to act
- Gilead Avoided $10 Billion In Taxes On Over Priced Hepatitis C Drugs (July 13, 2016)
A new drug called Sovaldi, intended to treat Hepatitis C, is incredibly unaffordable and inaccessible for Americans.
- The Wages of Neoliberalism (June 7, 2016)
Economist Michael Hudson says neoliberal policy will pressure U.S. citizens to emigrate, just as it caused millions to leave Russia, the Baltic States, and now Greece in search of a better life. A research team from Columbia Universitys Mailman School of Public Health in New York estimates 875,000 deaths in the United States in year 2000 could be attributed to social factors related to poverty and income inequality.
- Recession led to 260k extra cancer deaths, experts claim (May 27, 2016)
Unemployment and austerity were associated with more than 260,000 extra deaths of cancer patients in countries belonging to the Organisation for Economic Development (OECD), a study has shown. Those countries with universal health coverage , such as the UK, and a record of increased public health spending had fewer casualties.
- Workers' Memorial Day: North Dakota deadliest state in US (April 28, 2016)
Tyler Erickson was a floor hand with Heller Casing in Williston, North Dakota, from 2012 until 2014. He specialised in maintaining the casing, which would be lowered into drill holes in what back then were the states booming oil fields. Accidents, he says, were a regular occurrence.
- The Precautionary Principle: the basis of a post-GMO ethic (April 18, 2016)
GMOs have been in our diets for about 20 years. Proof that they are safe? No way - it took much, much longer to discover the dangers of cigarettes and transfats, dangers that are far more visible than those of GMOs. On the scale of nature and ecology, 20 years is a pitifully short time. To sustain our human future, we have to think long term.
- Integrating cannabis into clinical cancer care (March 16, 2016)
Literature review of contemporary (2016) understanding of the efficacy of cannabis and cannabis derived drugs in treating cancer symptoms.
- What is Meant by 'Single-Payer' in the Current Discussion of Health Care Reforms During the Primaries? (March 10, 2016)
Single-payer means that most of the funds used to pay for medical care are public, that is, they are paid with taxes. The government, through a public authority, is the most important payer for medical care services and uses this power to influence the organization of health care. The overwhelming majority of developed countries have one form or another of a single-payer system.
- Pharma Greed Run Amuk (February 11, 2016)
Congress, especially its GOP members, created the Martin monster. Martin Shkreli is only one of the monsters the GOP Congress has created. Probably our best hope is that one or many, like Shkreli, will overreach in an outrageous greed that our government has condoned for decades. Like errant spoiled children, pharmaceuticals (Pharma) have run roughshod over an obliging Congress and a consuming public since politicians -- in effect -- gave them license to steal.
- Pandora's box: how GM mosquitos could have caused Brazil's microcephaly disaster (February 1, 2016)
In Brazil's microcephaly epidemic, one vital question remains unanswered: how did the Zika virus suddenly learn how to disrupt the development of human embryos? The answer may lie in a sequence of 'jumping DNA' used to engineer the virus's mosquito vector - and released into the wild four years ago in the precise area of Brazil where the microcephaly crisis is most acute.
- State of emergency in US city after water poisoned (January 7, 2016)
Flint has faced a lead-saturated drinking water disaster affecting almost 100,000 residents over the past 18 months.
- Poisoning the Well (December 16, 2015)
Lori Cervera had always been an active person. She liked camping, playing outdoors with her kids, and practically lived in her running shoes. She didnt have much patience for illness. So when she developed a dull ache on her right side in May 2014, Cervera took a few Tylenol and did her best to ignore it. But after a few days in which the pain grew sharper and more intense, she went to the hospital, where a CT scan revealed a mass. To her complete surprise, Cervera, a mother of four and grandmother of two who was 46 at the time, was diagnosed with stage 2 kidney cancer. That July she underwent surgery to remove both the tumor and almost half her right kidney.
- The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Implications for Canadian Public Health (December 14, 2015)
- Health for All Welcomes Liberal Plan to Reinstate Refugee Health Care (November 8, 2015)
Health for All applauds the new federal government's pledge to fully restore the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) in response to years of public pressure. We look forward to a quick reinstatement of the original program, and hope it is a first step towards providing health coverage for everyone who is uninsured in Canada.
- How Class Kills (November 8, 2015)
A recent study showing rising mortality rates among middle-aged whites drives home the lethality of class inequality.
- TPP: Big Pharma's Big Deal (October 7, 2015)
We still don't know all the details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal tentatively agreed to on Oct. 5 by negotiators from 12 Pacific Rim countries, but already critics are slamming it for many reasons, including its generous concessions to the pharmaceutical industry.
- TPP is "Worst Trade Agreement" for Medicine Access, Says Doctors Without Borders (October 7, 2015)
The TPP [Trans-Pacific Partnership] will
go down in history as the worst trade agreement for access to medicines in developing countries, said Doctors without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in a statement following the signing of the TPP trade deal.
- Single-Payer Health Care and the Case Against Clicktivism (September 30, 2015)
Whats the next step in the campaign for single-payer universal health care in the United States? Single Payer Now's Don Bechler says we have to hit the streets.
- The Devil Is In the Details: How Patients' Mental Health Data Is At Risk (August 21, 2015)
It seems like "Patient doctor confidentiality" doesnt apply to other doctors. Overly diligent doctors are free to snoop around in the psychiatric medical records of their patients. As if that weren't bad enough, non-psychiatric doctors can highlight this psychiatric history on their patient's medical records. For Julia, doctors will only ever know her as the "woman with bipolar disorder". Not the "mother with a masters degree".
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