Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Backstory: A pill they won't swallow | csmonitor.com
"Against this backdrop, students are still convinced their cause is worth fighting, even if it means giving up a hot meal every day. 'I don't think patients can trust us anymore,' says Kristin Rising, a medical student at the University of California, San Francisco. 'By accepting gifts, we're taking in biases that are going to affect patient care.'"

Good news at last on the medical front. I think these students, once they get into practice, should place PharmFree stickers on their windows so patients can see it. It's a long road to hoe against an incredibly well-established tradition-bound profession, but at least it is a start. A tiny glimmer of hope maybe?

Thursday, December 08, 2005

NTI: Wolfowitz Says Iraq War Might Not Have Occurred if United States Knew Hussein Had No WMD

"When asked how he accounted for U.S. intelligence failures before the war, Wolfowitz said, 'Well, I don't have to, and it's not just because I don't work for the U.S. government anymore. In my old job, I didn't have to. I was like everyone else outside the intelligence community'"

I've never wanted to punch somebody in the nose more than I do right now. Read this little article and try not to feel sick to your stomach.