CDC: No Change in Level of Uninsured in U.S. in 2017

Five percent of children uninsured in 2017, 41.3 and 55.0 percent had public and private coverage CDC: No Change in Level of Uninsured in U.S. in 2017

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A Feast of Science

Dr. Joe Schwarcz’s new book is a banquet of easily digested, fascinating information about chemistry, history, science, alternative medicine, critical thinking, and current trends. It entertains as it informs. A Feast of Science Harriet Hall

The very worst version of the sham known as “right-to-try” is poised to become law

“Right-to-try” laws are a cruel sham that purport to allow terminally ill patients access to promising experimental drugs. In reality, they strip away many protections and leave vulnerable patients on their own. After four years and a number of toothless state laws, a federal version of “right-to-try” is poised to become law. A version passed by the Senate could be voted on in the House as early as tomorrow and is the worst version under consideration. Unfortunately, it is likely to pass. If it does, this federal version of “right-to-try” will leave terminally ill patients on their own and will likely be the first step in returning the FDA to its pre-thalidomide state, in which it only required evidence of safety, not efficacy, to approve drugs. The very worst version of the sham known as “right-to-try” is poised to become law David Gorski