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Toys, Lead, and Unintended Consequences

With enforcement of the misleadingly named Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) now fully in place, the death knell has sounded for many makers and purveyors of small-batch, custom-made, and ...
Politics & Policy

Wrong Prescription

President Bush unveiled the administration’s new plan Tuesday in preparation for a possible onslaught of the dreaded “bird flu” pandemic in America. He and Health and Human Services Secretary ...
Politics & Policy

A Drug-Free America?

Now that the FDA has pressured Pfizer to remove Bextra from pharmacy shelves, applause rains down from the usual locales: self-styled “consumer advocates,” politicos looking for a quick score, and ...
Politics & Policy

Who’s Afraid of Bird Flu?

As if vaccine shortages, wars, terrorism, and Vioxx weren’t scary enough, some folks who should know better are making predictions of worldwide contagion without cure. Officials from the World Health ...
Politics & Policy

Bloomberg’S Drug Problem

New York’s mayor Mike Bloomberg has joined the list of public officials seeking to import drugs from Canada–where even American-made pharmaceuticals are subject to price controls–in a quest to provide ...