Monthly Archives: June 2012

Why shutting down Backpage won’t curb sex trafficking or underage prostitution

Share A coalition of folks opposed to sex trafficking paraded last week in front of the Village Voice headquarters in Cooper Square, urging the shutdown of its classified website Backpage on the grounds that its online ads foster the trafficking … Continue reading

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What Canada can teach us about the public health benefits of decriminalizing prostitution

Share Just as Canada has provided us with a model for affordable health care, our neighbors to the north may also be leading the way on another key issue: reducing the spread of AIDS and other sexually transmitting diseases. A … Continue reading

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US Senator raises concerns about possible stock manipulation by Vertex executives

Share Senator Charles Grassley is upping the ante on the controversy surrounding the Vertex pharmaceutical executives who cashed in on overstated clinical trial data — see my blog from last week. According to The Boston Globe, which broke the Vertex … Continue reading

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