Monthly Archives: October 2011

Drug and medical device industry launches push to weaken FDA oversight

Share With the Obama administration hobbled by a Republican-led Congress, the pharmaceutical and medical device industry seems to have launched a concerted push to roll back regulatory initiatives designed to protect consumers from unproven or unsafe drugs and medical devices. … Continue reading

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Sex offender laws are creating public health problems, not solving them, research shows

Share Reading Russell Banks’ fascinating new novel, The Lost Memory of Skin, has inspired me to blog about a public health problem that strays from my usual mandate. Banks’ book is about a 21-year-old man who was convicted of having … Continue reading

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