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Perspectives: As Congress Debates Over Drug Prices, States Lead The Way With Innovative Experiments

Read recent commentaries about drug-cost issues. The Baltimore Sun: Md.’s Prescription Drug Affordability Board An Example For America Lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle universally agree the system for pricing drugs in America is broken, and while there is some bipartisan momentum to address the problem, Washington has yet to pass any legislation… Read More »

Discovery by Canadian researchers of how bacteria become resistant to antibiotics could lead to more effective drugs

Ontario researchers say they have discovered how bacteria become resistant to antibiotics, a finding they say could help combat the growing problem. Maikel Rheinstadter, a physics professor with McMaster University in Hamilton, and Andree Khondker, an undergraduate biochemistry student, said they found bacteria fight off antibiotics by stiffening their cell membranes and changing the barrier’s… Read More »

'Traditional masculinity' deemed harmful, could lead to sexual harassment, medical group says

It’s all your fault, men. The American Psychological Association for the first time in its history released guidelines concerning men and boys, saying that so-called “traditional masculinity” not only is “harmful” but also could lead to homophobia and sexual harassment. “The main thrust of the subsequent research is that traditional masculinity — marked by stoicism, competitiveness, dominance… Read More »