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Not Your Granddaddy's Garbage Burners: Why Burning Waste for Energy Fights Climate Change

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 08.06.2013 | Green
Shawn Lawrence Otto

American liberals and environmentalists who care about climate change need to reexamine the science and get behind expanded recycling and waste to energy programs.

Pharmaceutical Giant Sued By U.S.

Reuters | Posted 06.23.2013 | Business

* Civil fraud lawsuit alleges improper payments * U.S. says Novartis sought to boost sales of Myfortic * Novartis had no...

Time for a Humanitarian Solution to Iran Sanctions

Jamal Abdi | Posted 06.22.2013 | World
Jamal Abdi

In the past week, Iran has been struck by two earthquakes that have killed dozens of people and leveled hundreds of homes. And because of the political standoff with Iran's government, Americans are largely unable to provide any help.

The 'Rx Life' Solution

Lawrence Rosen, M.D. | Posted 06.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Lawrence Rosen, M.D.

My promise to my patients and their families -- and to my family and to myself -- is to spend more time prescribing and living life, to honor the power of food, activity, rest and mindfulness to promote healing and prevent illness. I am fully and authentically committed to walking this walk.

Obama's 'Scheme' Will End the World as We Know It, Says Big Pharma... Good!

Wendell Potter | Posted 04.20.2013 | Politics
Wendell Potter

If you watched the SOTU, you might have missed the scheme that Obama unveiled that will ruin the Medicare prescription drug program, destroy pharmaceutical companies' incentive to develop new life-saving medicines and even imperil our country's economic growth. I know I missed it.

The Reality, Fiction and Pharmaceuticals of Side Effects

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 04.07.2013 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

I ask both men if there's a common occurrence of any sort of behavior-altering drug pushing anyone over a moral limit. "Alcohol," says Mr. Burns. But what about murder? "Alcohol," repeats Mr. Burns with a bit of a laugh.

Nanomedicine: Big Potential for Small Products

Julielynn Wong, M.D. | Posted 04.06.2013 | Technology
Julielynn Wong, M.D.

While more nanomedicine products are becoming available to consumers, big questions remain about their long-term impact on the environment and human health, experts say.

Why Using Drugs Could Improve Your Relationships

www.theatlantic.com | Posted 02.01.2013 | Weddings

George Bernard Shaw once satirized marriage as "two people under the influence of the most violent, most insane, most delusive, and most transient of ...

How I Managed My Mom's Cancer Treatment Trial

Tory Zellick | Posted 02.28.2013 | Fifty
Tory Zellick

Sometimes, to be a good caregiver, we have to put our own needs and opinions aside, so as to support our loved one in making their own choice about their own life. Take the example of my mom -- three years into her battle with breast cancer -- deciding to participate in a clinical trial.

Mental Health: The Big Elephant in the Room

Eduardo Garcia | Posted 01.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Eduardo Garcia

Experts believe that mental health issues should be no different than other chronic conditions, and as such should receive the same level of importance.

Tight State Funds Hamper Development of New Orleans BioDistrict

Susan Buchanan | Posted 12.25.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Mid City residents living within BioDistrict New Orleans worry that health and science entities might one day encroach on their neighborhoods, while Governor Bobby Jindal's health care cuts jeopardize the outlook for a BioDistrict lynch pin.

Government Makes $30 Billion From Drug Fraud Cases

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.27.2012 | Business

Drug companies paid $30.2 billion to settle 239 cases of alleged fraud against government health care programs like Medicare and Medicaid between 1991...

How Platforms Could Speed Health Innovation: An Interview With Adrian Ott

Phil Simon | Posted 11.18.2012 | Business
Phil Simon

Among the many benefits of embracing platform thinking, innovation happens faster, costs less, and reaches more people. I recently sat down with Adrian C. Ott, a corporate adviser and award-winning author of The 24-Hour Customer.

Fighting the Wrong War on Drugs

Allen Frances | Posted 10.31.2012 | Science
Allen Frances

2012-08-27-scblog.pngThat other drug war, which we couldn't possibly lose, is against the excessive use of legal drugs that is promoted by our own pharmaceutical companies.

The Mexican Health Care Solution?

American Anthropological Association | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics
American Anthropological Association

While the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has continuously warned people about the risks, the message seems ineffective to those who see Mexico as the only viable option to a medical system that threatens their economic existence.

UM Pharmacy Tech. Allegedly Steals $14 Million Worth Of Cancer-Fighting Drugs From Work

The Huffington Post | Alyssa Creamer | Posted 09.19.2014 | College

For three years, hundreds of expensive syringes loaded with life-saving cancer drugs disappeared unnoticed from the shelves at the University of Miami...

Big Pharma Is Basically An Advertising Industry

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 05.08.2013 | Business

Big Pharma might be working a lot harder to sell you products than to develop new ones. Prescription drug companies aren't putting a lot of resourc...

Finally, a Global FDA

Heather Bresch | Posted 09.19.2012 | Business
Heather Bresch

There was another groundbreaking healthcare event to come out of Washington recently, but few seemed to notice. The House and Senate overwhelmingly passed The FDA Safety and Innovation Act.

Approved Pathway for Biosimilars Must Be Patient-Focused

Eva M. Clayton | Posted 08.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Eva M. Clayton

The U.S. pharmaceutical industry has worked hard to become an international leader in the production of biotech drugs. But as the nation introduces these medicines, we need to ensure that safety protocols are in place -- so that every patient has the opportunity to get healthy.

Big Pharma Company Battles To Buy Gene Science Firm

Reuters | Ben Hirschler | Posted 06.25.2012 | Science

By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline said on Wednesday its $2.6 billion bid for long-time partner Human Genome...

The 8 Cent Solution to Improving Women's Health in Africa

Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D. | Posted 06.09.2012 | Impact
Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D.

For too long we have allowed millions of girls and women to suffer from female genital schistosomaisis. We may now be at the beginning of the end of this disease.

Paula Deen at the Crossroads: Punch Line or Role Model?

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 03.20.2012 | Home
Nancy Huehnergarth

Could Deen's diabetes diagnosis act as a wake up call to those in denial about the relationship between what you eat and your health?

Can We Just Call It Homesickness?

Judith Acosta, LISW, CCH | Posted 03.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith Acosta, LISW, CCH

Because of the authority with which words like "clinical depression" or "bipolar" are used in modern conversation, they are given the impression that those words have a permanence and solidity they do not actually have.

Alicia Ciccone

Plan B Controversy: What Do Small Pharmacies Think?

HuffingtonPost.com | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 12.10.2011 | Small Business

In a surprising move, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius overturned Wednesday's ruling by the Food and Drug Administration tha...

Could a Pharmacy Monopoly Affect Your Healthcare?

John Horton | Posted 12.31.2011 | Business
John Horton

if you're on a regimen of prescription drugs, you already know how expensive prescription drugs can be -- and you may have found yourself comparing prices among pharmacies. What would happen to this diversity, and to patients, if one company -- one pharmacy -- were to engage in monopolistic behavior?