Category: Social Policy

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Martha Rosenberg: You Won’t Believe the Outrageous Ways Big Pharma Has Bribed Doctors to Shill Drugs

Doctors seldom have to go hungry at lunchtime when Pharma reps are around

Samar Al-Bulushi: The Roots of Ebola

A long history of multinational corporate exploitation and political corruption crippled West Africa’s response to the Ebola epidemic

Peter Knowlton: How to Take the Initiative in Health Care Bargaining

A system where you make workers pay more and more of their incomes for insurance every year isn’t sustainable

Kali Holloway: Cheap Meals From Big Pharma Can Make Doctors Prescribe Expensive Drugs

A new study suggests pharma can spend a little and get a lot in return

Ellen Isaacs: Migration: A Reflection of Capitalism

The news is full of tragic and shocking stories of the flight of refugees, such as the 12.6 million Syrians internally or externally displaced and 800 drowned this year in the Aegean sea. Today, more desperate refugees are seeking shelter in Europe than at any time since World War II. According to the United Nations Population Council, there were 232 million international migrants worldwide in 2013

Julie M. Rodriguez: At Least 33 US Cities May Be Hiding Lead in Drinking Water

At least 33 large cities in the United States may be improperly testing tap water in order to pass FDA regulations on allowable levels of lead

Dror Ladin: Latest CIA Torture Docs Show “Evidence of War Crimes” & Level of Brutality That Even Shocked Bush

This is evidence of war crimes. And yet no one’s been prosecuted

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Sonia Shah: From Zika to Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs: Welcome to the New Age of Contagions

Today’s deadly new pathogens aren’t just a scientific challenge, they’re a political one

Lyndal Rowlands: Antibiotic Resistance Requires Global Response Similar to AIDS, Climate Change

Any potential global regulations should be able to draw on positive examples from countries which have successfully regulated the use of antibiotics in farming

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Don Fitz: The 3,000 Who Stayed

How does a poor Latin American country make a transformative medical revolution?

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