Independent scientists and angry members of Congress have sparred with the Pentagon and Veterans Affairs over PB, a controversial nerve gas prophylactic linked to illnesses suffered by Gulf War veterans. So what prompted the FDA to approve the drug again for soldiers in 2003?
Unless the world deals with the roots of what's happening in Syria, things are simply going to get worse, says Noam Chomsky. Trying to bring about a regime change in Syria would likely result in a world war, in addition to destroying the country.
To truly address patient and community health, medical students and physicians must recognize that health care is more than providing procedures, medications and advice. But the system is set up to ensure that students and practitioners of medicine never question the social determinants of health.