More Than 70 U.S. Health, Consumer And Other Groups Demand Elimination Of NAFTA 2.0 Terms That Would Lock In High U.S. Medicine Prices

By Eyes on Trade, Public Citizen -

WASHINGTON, D.C. – After overwhelming public demand to reduce medicine prices helped propel Democrats to a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, today more than 70 U.S. organizations [...]

The Clock Is Ticking On Addressing Climate Change — Med Students Can Help

By Sidhant Gugale, Countercurrents.org -

The latest report by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns us that we have only 12 years left to keep the maximum temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius and, [...]

Rosemary Gibson On America’s Dependence On China For Medicine

By Russell Mokhiber, Counterpunch.org -

At one time, decades ago, penicillin, vitamin C, and many other prescription and over-the-counter products were manufactured in the United States. But now, antibiotics, antidepressants, birth [...]

Healthcare Lessons From The Cuban Polyclinic

By Don Fitz, Greensocialthought.org -

During the 1960s, Cuban medicine experienced changes as tumultuous as the civil rights and anti-war protests in the US. While those in western Europe and the US confronted the institutions of [...]

In Memory Of Zahara Heckscher

By Staff, Citizen.typepad.com -

All of us at Public Citizen lift up in loving memory our dear friend and peaceful warrior Zahara Heckscher, who passed away on February 24 at the age of 53, after her years-long battle with [...]

Revolutionary Medicine: The Change We Need

By Michael Pappas, www.truthdig.com -

By Michael Pappas for Truth Dig - It’s time to start talking to our patients about climate change and the structural causes of disease. Hurricane Harvey has devastated Texas, leaving many dead, [...]

Stephen Hawking Blames Tory Politicians For Damaging NHS

By Denis Campbell, www.theguardian.com -

By Denis Campbell for The Guardian - Stephen Hawking has accused ministers of damaging the NHS, blaming the Conservatives in a passionate and sustained attack for slashing funding, weakening the [...]

Rapid Burnout, Dissatisfaction Of U.S. Doctors Threatens Public Health Crisis

By Alexander Reed Kelly, www.truthdig.com -

By Alexander Reed Kelly for Truth Dig - Half of U.S. physicians are “disengaged, burned out, and demoralized and plan to either retire, cut back on work hours, or seek non-clinical roles,” [...]

Future Doctors Rising Up For ‘Medicare For All’

By Vanessa Van Doren, www.commondreams.org -

By Vanessa Van Doren in Common Dreams - For most of us in medicine, helping people live healthy, happy lives is at the heart of why we chose this career. We expound upon this in application [...]

Obamacare? Wall St. Suddenly Scrambles To Buy Doctors

By Wolf Ritcher, www.wolfstreet.com -

By Wolf Ritcher in Wolf Street - For PE firms, the fracking boom was nirvana. An eternal-growth industry. A big part of the money they poured into the scrappy oil & gas companies is now going up [...]

100+ Doctors Tell Big Pharma To Not Make Cancer Drugs So Expensive

By Tara Culp-Ressler, www.thinkprogress.org -

By Tara Culp-Ressler in Think Progress - The pressure is mounting on pharmaceutical companies to lower their prices for lifesaving drugs, as a group of more than 100 prominent oncologists is [...]

Blood & Fog: The Military’s Germ Warfare Tests In SF

By Rebecca Kreston, www.blogs.discovermagazine.com -

By Rebecca Kreston in Discover Magazine - Over a period of six days in September 1950, members of the US Navy sprayed clouds of Serratia from giant hoses aboard a Navy minesweeper drifting two [...]

US Torture Doctors Could Face Charges After Report Allegations

By Spencer Ackerman, www.theguardian.com -

By Spencer Ackerman in The Guardian - The largest association of psychologists in the United States is on the brink of a crisis, the Guardian has learned, after an independent review revealed [...]

Ten One Medicare For All National Day Of Action

By Vanessa Doren, www.student.pnhp.org -

By Vanessa Doren in Student PNHP - For most of us in medicine, helping people live healthy, happy lives is at the heart of why we chose this career. We expound upon this in application essays, [...]

Amazon Tribe Creates 500-Page Traditional Medicine Encyclopedia

By Jeremy Hance, www.news.mongabay.com -

By Jeremy Hance in Mongabay News - The Matsés have only printed their encyclopedia in their native language to ensure that the medicinal knowledge is not stolen by corporations or researchers as [...]

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