Here's some 30 year-old news that's apparently -- shockingly -- still relevant today. In 1983, in the wake of massive HIV/AIDS paranoia, the Food and Drug Administration banned gay men from donating blood. Or rather, they refused blood donations from any man who'd had sex with a man after 1977, and ... More >>
By now you've probably heard that a major food fight is going down on the state ballot on Tuesday. If passed, Proposition 37 would require a label on any genetically engineered foods and food products sold in California -- an unprecedented move that could end up shaping food policy on a national lev ... More >>
Stoners aren't the only ones who are slow to react We all know that the wheels of government move slowly -- but nine years slowly? That pace is too lazy for Americans for Safe Access, which just wants answers. So it's going to court to force the federal government to get some response.At issue is ... More >>
PAS: Mad science?Slate published an excellent story this week on the battle over whether to include the theory of "Parental Alienation Syndrome" in the next edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Like almost every other informed and disinterested observer who has as ... More >>
The November CoalitionDrug War protester at Huntington Beach, Calif.In a laudable nod to the obvious, members of the California Medical Association's (CMA) House of Delegates have endorsed a resolution stating that the criminal prohibition of marijuana is a "failed public health policy."As enacte ... More >>
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