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Stigma and Big Pharma: Why Are States Denying People Who Use Illicit Drugs or Alcohol Life-saving Medical Treatment?

Julie Netherland | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics
Julie Netherland

Imagine learning that your terminal illness could be cured only to be told that you were going to denied access to the medication that could save you. This is precisely the situation facing thousands of people living with the hepatitis C virus (HCV).

Marilynne Robinson's "Lila"

Martin Marty | Posted 12.13.2014 | Religion
Martin Marty

Being "Spiritual?" "Religious?" They are both easy. Robinson writes explicitly "Christianly," and that is harder. In a time when the "Prosperity Gospel" rules, she excises the word and concept "prosperity."

Augmented Reality

Carol Muske-Dukes | Posted 10.05.2014 | Technology
Carol Muske-Dukes

Antibiotics treat short-term infections, they do not represent steady big pay-out profits. So, despite the fact that there's a growing roster of deadly bacterial diseases threatening the population, solidly resistant to the "old" antibiotics -- big pharmaceutical companies are not exactly rushing to our defense.

The Big Business of Hepatitis C and HIV

Tyler Curry | Posted 09.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

Thursday was panning out to be a seemingly ordinary day in the goings on of the International AIDS Conference when the shouts of a group of protesters began rumbling throughout the halls. It would appear that, with signs reading "Gilead Kills," these protestors were up in arms over the pharmaceutical company that holds the overwhelming majority of HIV medications.

Famous Author Discusses Gay Marriage, Guns And Christian Fear

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 05.12.2014 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) Pulitzer-Prize winning author Marilynne Robinson draws a wide fan base that spans lovers of serious literature, including many conserva...

It's About Time You Heard About PrEP...and Started Spreading the Word

Daniel Vaillancourt | Posted 07.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Daniel Vaillancourt

In my humble opinion, it's time more people began hearing about PrEP, spreading the word so that we can all start stopping the spread of HIV. PrEP sta...

A Balm In Gilead

Matthew Ebert | Posted 05.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Ebert

All those faces smiling back at me in their colorful brochures do not reassure me that HIV transmission is being minimized.

Truvada Truths: The Money's in the Medicine

Steve Drum | Posted 10.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Steve Drum

Truvada is just one of the family of HIV drugs produced by Gilead Sciences, which medicates about 75 percent of people treated for HIV, and all of those treatment regimens retail between $1,000 and $2,500 for 30 tablets.

Grieving Newtown: Seven Lessons In Healthy Sorrow

Greg Garrett | Posted 02.15.2013 | Religion
Greg Garrett

I've been asked to write about theology and violence after every recent mass shooting, and I am sick to death of doing so, but the Newtown shootings feel different to me.

Not Many Novels From Some Novelists

Dave Astor | Posted 05.02.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

There are various reasons why some authors have sparsely populated canons. Some die young or relatively young. Some deal with ill health. Some feel they've said all they want to say in their minimal output.

'I Believe That This Could Be Catastrophic In Terms Of HIV Prevention'

| Posted 03.31.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Bernice Yeung Foster City drugmaker Gilead recently updated its application with the f...

My Tax Dollars Pay for This? U.S. Commerce Secretary Threatens India as Favor to Special Interest

Daniel B. Ravicher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel B. Ravicher

How would you feel if a Chinese diplomat attempted to exert influence over an American court case involving a Chinese company's bogus attempt to shut ...

Marilynne Robinson On Jon Stewart: Why Science And Religion Should Not Be At Odds (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Marilynne Robinson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Gilead", appeared on "The Daily Show" last night to discuss "Absence of Mind," her new non-ficti...

Dan Brown, Mitch Albom, Bestselling Authors Pick Books To Give

msnbc.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Bestselling authors recommend their favorite books: Dan Brown, Jeff Kinney, Mitch Albom and more tell us which books--non-fiction, novels, cookbooks, ...

Meatless Monday: Salvation Is Closer Than You Think

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

"The harvest is past, the summer is over, and yet we are not saved." Jeremiah 8:20. Don't let this be you. While seasonal despair can take hold a...