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Drug Companies Are Focusing on the Poor After Decades of Ignoring Them

Twenty years ago, thousands of Africans died of AIDS each day as pharmaceutical companies looked on, murmuring sympathy but claiming that they could not afford to cut the prices of their $ 15,000-a-year H.I.V. drugs. It’s hard to imagine such a nightmare unfolding today. Vast changes have swept the drug industry over the last two… Read More »

MPs call for tax on social media companies

A group of MPs is calling for a tax on social media companies’ profits, saying the firms are operating in “an online wild west”. Its report, which follows a year-long inquiry into the health impact of social media, says the industry should do more to protect children and young people online. The government is due… Read More »

Research Details How Junk Food Companies Influence China’s Nutrition Policy – The New York Times

Happy 10 Minutes, a Chinese government campaign that encouraged schoolchildren to exercise for 10 minutes a day, would seem a laudable step toward improving public health in a nation struggling with alarming rates of childhood obesity. But the initiative and other official Chinese efforts that emphasized exercise as the best way to lose weight were… Read More »