Archives: 2006 September 6

Capitalism’s Contract

September 6th, 2006, No Comments

To the Editor, I have trouble breathing in the vicinity of cooking flavored popcorn but diacetyl is not listed as an ingredient on the label. If it were, I and fellow asthmatics might have learned early on about potential problems connected with this chemical at smaller exposure levels than plant workers experience. I also have […]

Pharmacogenetics: Another Broken Contract with Consumers

September 6th, 2006, 1 Comment

To the Editor, This is nothing we haven’t known for years. Robert Pear informed us that drug sales run approximately $180 billion annually, (Growth of National Health Spending Slows Along With Drug Sales, NYT,1/10/06). Yet researchers Ernst and Grizzle informed us that the adverse effects of drugs exceeds $177 billion in annual spending (Drug Related […]

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