New Medical Ethic: Physicians and the Fight for Human Rights.

New Medical Ethic: Physicians and the Fight for Human Rights.

LEONARD S. RUBENSTEIN is Executive Director of Physicians for Human Rights. Professionals have played a uniquely important role in the movement for human rights. Lawyers, steeped in the rule of law, actively promote codes and covenants articulating human rights and design institutions to enforce them. Journalists, who witness violations of human rights and the martyrdom […]

Poverty, Health & Intellectual Property Rights with Special Reference to India (Report)

Poverty, Health & Intellectual Property Rights with Special Reference to India (Report)

This paper examines the nexus between poverty and global health with specific focus on IPR protection and attempts to highlight the current global endeavours to overcome barriers to access to medicines for diseases of the poor. The number of very poor people in the world has increased by 10.4 per cent between 1987 and 2001 […]

Reclaiming My Birth Rights: A Mother's Wisdom Triumphs Over the Harmful Practices of Her Medical Profession

Reclaiming My Birth Rights: A Mother’s Wisdom Triumphs Over the Harmful Practices of Her Medical Profession

In Reclaiming My Birth Rights, surgeon Adrienne Carmack, MD, shares her eye-opening experience as she becomes a mother and issues such as genital integrity, natural childbirth, and breastfeeding have new meaning. Unwilling to take anything at face value, she reveals the layers of lies within her chosen profession from the inside as she faces her […]

Higher Law: Will States' Rights Go up in Smoke? (America) (Use of Medical-Marijuana )

Higher Law: Will States’ Rights Go up in Smoke? (America) (Use of Medical-Marijuana )

THINGS SEEMED to be going very wrong for the state medical-marijuana movement. Two days after Barack Obama was sworn in, federal agents began a series of raids on licensed cannabis dispensaries and growers in California and Colorado–something Obama had suggested would not happen in his presidency. Activists remembered that in 1999 candidate George W. Bush, […]

Last Rights

Last Rights

“This country is fairly crowded with doctors, families, and patients—all possessed of good intentions—failing to achieve the simple goal of allowing people to die with dignity and grace.”In the 1970s, most Americans died swiftly and brutally: of heart attacks, strokes, cancer, or in accidents. But in the past three decades, medical advances have extended our […]