Category: Social Policy

Fran Quigley: From Cancer Patient to Medicines Activist

It is Hannah Lyon’s first-ever experience with public speaking, but she clears her throat, clutches her notes, and plunges in. “Hello. My name is Hannah, and while I might not look like it, I am a cancer patient.” Lyon’s audience was gathered in front of her on a Washington, DC sidewalk to commemorate World Cancer Read more…

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Sue Sturgis: N.C. produces flawed study to dismiss cancer-cluster fears near Duke Energy coal plants

Is it surprising that people living near these plants report unusual patterns of illness?

Phillip Smith: It Costs $84,000 to Cure Hepatitis C Through U.S. Insurance: I Did It for $1,500 Ordering the Same Drug From India

How I got around one of the most obscene examples of Big Pharma overreach

Robert M. Schwartz: FMLA Doctor’s Notes: What Unions Need to Know

A look at the Family and Medical Leave Act

Chelsea Manning: Solitary confinement is ‘no touch’ torture, and it must be abolished

I spent about nine months in an isolated cell behind a one-way mirror. It was cruel, degrading and inhumane

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Rebecca Gordon: The Al-Qaeda Leader Who Wasn’t

The Shameful Ordeal of Abu Zubaydah

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Fidel Castro: The Cuban people will overcome

Remarks by Fidel Castro Ruz during the closing of the 7th Party Congress

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Karen J. Greenberg: Still in the Bush Embrace

What Really Stands in the Way of Closing Guantánamo

Kristian Laubjerg: Combating HIV/AIDS in Africa – The Hypocrisy Approach

According to the most recent data released by UNAIDS, 36.9 million people globally were living with HIV in 2014, with 70 % of them living in sub-Saharan Africa

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Don Fitz: Cuba’s Medical Mission

The Ebola experience is one of many covered in John Kirk’s new book Health Care without Borders: Understanding Cuban Medical Internationalism

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