Healthcare poverty and inequity in the developing world

Neglected people, overlooked diseases DRUG BUST by Alan Cassels Inequity. It’s a damnable word, a cruel word. A word that characterizes the most distasteful, egregious thing that we humans tolerate – namely, the very inequitable way human health is distributed across our planet. One part of the world drowns in medicines and potions for the … Read more

The new shingles vaccine: hype or good value for your money?

DRUG BUST by Alan Cassels A ‘game changing’ new vaccine arrived on the Canadian market last month, promising to relieve you of the pain associated with shingles. Shingles is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which can appear as a blistering, painful rash that occasionally leads to complications. There is already a shingles vaccine on the … Read more