On August 30, Marie Stopes International became the registered importer of the abortion drug RU486. Writer and broadcaster Clementine Ford listed this event as one of 20 greatest moments for women this year. But should we reserve our celebration?
In 2008 I wrote an article about hypertension. It started with a description of our dependence on prescription pills with the average spending on pharmaceuticals more than doubling in the decade from 1995 to 2004. Prescriptions for cardiovascular drugs particularly consumed by the older generations skyrocketed from 23.6 million in 1992 to 61.5 million in 2007, representing an increase of 160 percent. Sedative […]