"[Some] argue the definition of death is flawed, and that more emphasis should be on informed consent and the chances of survival,...."
Drug companies are quietly pushing through price hikes of 100% — or even more than 1,000% — for a very small but growing number of prescription drugs, helping to drive up costs for insurers, patients and government programs.
The Bush administration is freezing a scheduled 10% fee cut for doctors who treat Medicare patients. The administration's delay spares lawmakers from having to use the recess to explain to seniors why they didn't do the job before leaving tow
“Elect me and your health care problems will all be over.” The people of Oregon fell for that line almost 20 years ago. Expecting Utopia, what they got was a reality check: long lines for a lottery to pick who’s covered and suicide coverage–instead
Doctor Laurusonis and 2 assistants in Georgia have been accused of locking a woman in an examination room "when concerns arose about her ability to pay the bill." The 3 were indicted on charges of false imprisonment for the October 4th, 200
Mercury from amalgam dental fillings may be toxic to children and developing fetuses, the FDA now admits.
It isn't just government mandates and regulations that increase healthcare costs.
HIV/AIDS was developed with funding and direction under the US Special Viruses Programs that operated under that name from 1948-78. Of course now the program name has been changed to protect the project.
IT'S MISSION: To protect and promote public health through a trilateral forum that shares information and works collaboratively on issues of mutual interest.
IT\'S MISSION: To protect and promote public health through a trilateral forum that shares information and works collaboratively on issues of mutual interest. Were you aware that the US Senate recently passed legislation which requires all newbo
IT'S MISSION: To protect and promote public health through a trilateral forum that shares information and works collaboratively on issues of mutual interest. Did you know this was signed the same year as the Social Security Totalization Agreemen
Contaminated polio vaccines were injected into children up until 1963, and contaminated batches of oral polio vaccine were administered to some children until the end of the 1990's.
Garon's been refused a spot on the transplant list, largely because he has used marijuana, even though it was legally approved for medical reasons. "Marijuana has no direct effect on the liver. It is a concern of an addictive personality,**Q
Forcing some to subsidize care for others is fundamentally unjust, as is price controls, corporate subsidies, government control through licensing and prescriptions, and regulation of insurance and regulation of health providers (and the treatments t
An honest source for information about policies that affect you freedom to choose your health care treatments and providers and to maintain your health privacy -- including genetic privacy.Entered By: Jean Carbonneau
Each year more than 3,000 Americans—a figure comparable to the death tolls from the 9/11 attacks—die waiting for kidneys. Is it time to legalize the sale of kidneys? [sadly, Reason didn't negotiate a Weigel-ectomy while filming]
Although the American Medical Association has stated since 1956 that addiction is a disease and a chronic, relapsing brain disorder, efforts are underway to treat addiction with the tools of medicine.
A couple retiring this year will need about $225,000 in savings to cover medical costs in retirement, according to a study released by Fidelity Investments. And it is similar to other projections for health care costs in retirement _ daunting figures
Nearly 40,000 people learned a trip to the doctor may have made them sick. In a scandal associated with Third World countries, a Las Vegas clinic was reusing syringes for 4 years. Led an outbreak of fatal hepatitis C virus and HIV exposure
After years of insisting there is no evidence to link vaccines with the onset of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the US government has quietly conceded a vaccine-autism case in the Court of Federal Claims.
The 10 nurses and the attorney who advised them were charged with conspiracy and child endangerment in what defense lawyers say is an unprecedented use of criminal law in a labor dispute.
Filmmaker Stuart Browning shows the callousness of "single-payer", government-run health care systems as practiced in Canada.
NewsTarget has obtained documents from the FDA and other sources which reveal that the FDA has been well aware for several years that Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) has no direct link to cervical cancer
Japan's government provided health care system suffers from a shortage of doctors. This woman died while an ambulance crew searched for a hospital which would accept her.
You can improve your health, spend less, build a new business for yourself when your boss tells you that the one you have has been outsourced. You can survive - and you can prosper despite the CorporaState. Getting off the Grids can save your life.
New Jersey State Health Commissioner Fred Jacobs approved the requirement for flu shots and three other vaccines for school children starting September 1, 2008, over the objections of parent groups.
Our founding fathers would be appalled if they heard a court say that terminal patients have no right to sue the FDA for arbitrary and capricious conduct that affects their health and well being.
“The U. S. health system spends a higher portion of its gross domestic product than any other country but ranks 37 out of 191 countries according to its performance, the report finds." World Health Organization. June, 2000
She could hardly breathe when she text messaged Parkinson. She had been having trouble getting an appointment with a traditional doctor. "I sent him an email and within two minutes he answered me and the next day he was here,"
Clinton's campaign Web site touts that she has "battled the big drug companies." Yet she has sponsored many bills that would directly subsidize Barr Laboratories, maker of the emergency contraceptive pill Plan B, which also functions a