Saturday, August 13, 2011
Missing link: inflammation and ovarian cancer : The Lancet Oncology (commentary) - note photo in article
Note: view excellent photo (in blue/not teal) at the end of the article
Genesis of the LIFE Before Death project lay in remarks from WHO. “The project co-producer Mike Hill and I read a 2009 WHO statement saying that 600 million people worldwide were going to suffer in their lifetime from untreated pain due to a lack of access to medicinal opiates”, explains Australian documentary maker Sue Collins. “We found that a very alarming statistic”, she added. Here are three more alarming statistics: more than 5 billion people worldwide have no access to essential pain medicines; this year 3·6 million people will die with untreated severe pain from cancer and AIDS; and 99·9% of these deaths will be in low-income and middle-income countries.
Note: partial summary/pay-per-view article "Reporting of billing fraud or drug company kickbacks is safe, and sometimes even lucrative, for US clinicians. But according to clinicians and advocates, physicians who voice concern about patient care routinely face institutional retaliation. “Blacklisting is more aggressive in the medical profession than any other industry”, says Tom Devine (Government Accountability Project, Washington, DC, USA). Although the Whistleblower Protection Act should protect federal physicians and other government ...