Posts tagged: health care

Shortage of Cancer Drugs, Plenty of Viagra

Viagra to treat men’s erectile dysfunction was approved in 1998, followed by more than two dozen drugs to treat men’s sexuality, or lack of it. Last August, the FDA approved Viagra for women, even though a mere “8.3% of women between ages of 30 and 70 suffer distress from a lack of sexual desire,” according … Continue reading Shortage of Cancer Drugs, Plenty of Viagra

Health, and the care of it, says a lot about a country

Seeing any person checking out garbage cans on the street for anything left behind diminishes us as human beings. No one is born a loser, although many are born into desperate circumstances. Others take that pitiful road because of a string of bad choices or bad luck. No matter how they got there, and whether … Continue reading Health, and the care of it, says a lot about a country

Health care reform and cooperatives

The Republican Right rarely bestows gifts. They were invited to the table but, resisting any proposal so far, it looks like the Obama administration may just blaze a new trail. Let’s hope so. Their staunch refusal of the public option to reform health care gave way to consideration of cooperatives as a potential solution. Research … Continue reading Health care reform and cooperatives