Category Archives: Medicine

NEJM: ‘Building Black Wealth — The Role of Health Systems in Closing the Gap’

The New England Journal of Medicine September issue packs a punch on behalf of blacks as against whites: It will not be enough for health systems to simply offer the wealth-building opportunities we have outlined. Rather, they need to make … Continue reading

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Diagnosis, Therapy, and Evidence: Conundrums in Modern American Medicine

Here are some highlights from this 2009 book: * Americans are besieged by advice about the efficacy of medical therapies and drugs as well as behavioral and dietary modifications that will presumably prevent disease, promote health, and extend longevity. Scarcely … Continue reading

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Drug Companies & Doctors: A Story of Corruption

Marcia Angel writes in 2009 for the New York Review Of Books: Consider the clinical trials by which drugs are tested in human subjects.5 Before a new drug can enter the market, its manufacturer must sponsor clinical trials to show … Continue reading

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Freedom Of Medicine

Greg Cochran writes: There are people that think that we could have much faster medical progress via a basically libertarian approach: decrease or abolish government regulation of drug development. Or permit companies to market new drugs without first proving that … Continue reading

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Where Are The Mexican Doctors?

I was watching the documentary Code Black about life in the emergency room at LA County Hospital and there’s not one black doctor nor one Mexican doctor. Most of the doctors are white with the occasional asian. REPORT: The “Code … Continue reading

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