Monthly Archives: December 2011

Legitimate speech and SLAPP suits

I’m going to step outside my usual realm of medicine today to discuss something a little outside my realm of specialty: the law. I happen to have learned a tiny bit about one particular area of the law, SLAPP lawsuits, … Continue reading

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The *real* problems in the pharmaceutical industry

Now that I’ve been accused of being a shill for Big Pharma (hee! I’ve made it as a blogger!), it’s probably time for me to do the post I’ve been intending for a while. I want to describe some of … Continue reading

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Save the lives of pregnant women? Don’t be ridiculous!

Just for a change of pace, politicians are being obnoxious and curtailing women’s health care. ::eyeroll:: In the masses of anti-abortion, anti-contraception, and generally anti-women legislation that has passed Congress and state legislatures this year, somehow I missed the Protect … Continue reading

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Help! The anti-vaxxers have broken into the Strategic National Stupid Reserve!

Lest you think my title is overwrought, I present exhibit A: Post-Gardasil Syndrome: The new name for the spectrum of of side effects following HPV vaccination. There is so much bad logic and misinformation in this article that I’m afraid … Continue reading

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Bring it, Catholic League!

In a bid to sound even creepier than before, the Catholic League has announced a new campaign to “adopt” atheists. Their plan? Contact atheists and let them know of your sincere interest in working with them to uncover their inner … Continue reading

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