Map of life expectancy at birth from Global Education Project.

Tuesday, November 30, 2004

You don't have to take my word for it . . .

"Profit driven drug companies are not developing enough drugs and vaccines to address two major threats to public health -- influenza and resistance to antibacterial drugs -- that could kill millions of people across the globe, the World Health Organization says in a new report."

You can read about it in the British Medical Journal, here.

BMJ is free on-line only until the end of December, when you'll need a subscription. That's too bad, because in my opinion, it's the world's best medical journal, and the one of most interest to the non-M.D. public. It doesn't just focus on biomedical science, it's about the practice of medicine -- in its biological, social, political, and ethical dimensions -- and about public health. Oh well.

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