Saturday, November 14th, 2015
The Trans-Pacific Partnership deal recently struck by President Obama has spurred contention on multiple fronts – including within the prescription drug market.
The treaty would extend patent protections on certain prescription medications – spurring fears that prices will rise, making them less affordable, especially for the poor.
Doctors, medical students and activists convened outside pharmaceutical giant Pfizer’s Manhattan headquarters to voice opposition to the dozen-nation trade pact, which is subject to the approval of Congress.
Thursday, October 29th, 2015
The Santana family thought they’d escaped the devastation of Hurricane Sandy when NYCHA moved them from their flooded first-floor apartment in the Baruch Houses to another development a few blocks south.
But by last summer nearly everything in Maria Santana’s 16th-floor NYCHA apartment in the LaGuardia Houses was covered in plastic.
Tuesday, October 27th, 2015
Charlie Stewart was looking forward to getting out of the nursing home in time for his 60th birthday. On his planned release day, in late 2012, the Long Island facility instead called Stewart’s wife to say he was being sent to the hospital with a fever.
When his wife, Jeanne, met him there, the stench of rotting flesh made it difficult to sit near her husband. The small wounds on his right foot that had been healing when Stewart entered the nursing home now blackened his entire shin.
“When I saw it at the hospital … I almost threw up,” Jeanne Stewart said. “It was disgusting. I said, ‘It looks like somebody took a match to it.’ ”
Wednesday, October 21st, 2015
The community board representing Manhattan Beach is girding for a dogfight when a proposal to limit hours at the Oriental Boulevard dog run comes to a vote.