Human Rights and the Aids Crisis: The Debate Over Resources
International human-rights standards can help point a useful direction while we prepare ourseleves to face a new public-health challenge that has come to the fore in the fight against AIDS.
Infostat, Cargo-Cult Science and the Policy Sausage-machine
Paper on the managerial takeover of clinical practice, and how the process of medical science is distorted by politics and dubious trendy theories.
Not Another Generation Exposed To Asbestos
An examination of asbestos, its effects on the human body, the state of mesothelioma treatments, and pending legislation on asbestos issues.
Public Health and Personal Freedom
Argues that more emphasis should be given to personal freedom over public health, using the example of alcohol.
Making Medicines Safer - The Need for an Independent Drug Safety Board
From the New England Journal of Medicine. "Currently, after a drug is approved for marketing, we rely on a voluntary reporting system based on the assumption that a drug is safe... It is remarkable that at a time when the technology for collecting and analyzing large amounts of data is readily available, an independent, comprehensive, and systematic program of post-marketing drug surveillance does not exist." (December 17, 1998)
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