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Health and Human Services Sector

  • News

    December 22, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Drug Disposal Bill To Be Introduced Tuesday -- Whether Gavin Newsom Likes It or Not

    Note: unused pills do not make appropriate Christmas gifts.​Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi has called off negotiations with drug manufacturers, and will on Tuesday introduce legislation setting up an industry-funded program encouraging consumers to return unused prescription drugs to pharmacies.With Ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    New Leaf, LGBT Mental Health Center, Closing Doors

    Sadly, New Leaf is being turned over​Exploding costs of health care benefits and leases will force New Leaf -- a 35-year-old San Francisco center serving the LGBT community with mental health, substance abuse, and HIV/AIDS services -- to close in October. The center's board of directors announced ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    Southern Exposure, the Alembic's Free Radical Fighter

    Tamara Palmer​The Alembic's version of the classic Southside cocktail includes a weirdly harmonic vegetable addition. Junipero gin, mint, lime, and sugar ― the typical ingredients ― are enlivened by a shot of fresh celery juice, upping the refreshment factor while creating an electric colo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    Alembic Rolling Out Barrel-Aged Beer Menu

    ::novocainated::The menu will gradually add all manner of wood-aged and wood-finished beers.​The Alembic is a respite from Upper Haight's head shops and spare changers with adorable pit bull mutts. But the bar known primarily for distinguished cocktails and tasty vittles will soon be offering ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    Free Pulled Pork Sliders at Alembic Today, Starting at Noon

    ldandersen/FlickrAs of yesterday, Alembic is serving lunch daily.​Upper Haight's Alembic (1725 Haight at Cole) is serving notice that it's now offering lunch seven days a week by handing out free pulled pork sliders today, starting at noon. The new lunch program kicked off yesterday, actually; ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 30, 2009
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    July 15, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    Bogus UCSF Hospital Booksellers Just the Latest Scammers From Shady Company

    On Monday, we noted that San Franciscans were reporting door-to-door booksellers claiming to be fund-raising for UCSF Children's Hospital -- which was news to hospital officials. The UCSF Police have since confirmed that Terry Brisendine of the Michigan-based magazine clearinghouse World Wide Circul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    IHOP Pancake Giveaway to Benefit Local Hospital -- Depending Upon Your Definition of 'Local'

    If you like eating pancakes and helping kids -- and don't particularly care where those kids are -- IHOP has a deal for youIn one of the more stunningly bad product tie-ins in recent memory, the good people over at the International House of Pancakes have declared next Tuesday to be National Pancake ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2009

    U.C. San Francisco Reports Young Rapscallion Book-Selling Scam

    U.C. San Francisco has put out the word that anyone who receives an offer to buy books to supposedly benefit the city's Children's Hospital should do what those confronted with books did in Ray Bradbury's Farenheit 411: Call the authorities. Hospital officials have received reports of young men goin ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 21, 2009
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    November 5, 2008
  • News

    April 30, 2008

    Union, Heal Thyself

    Will a lobbyist for a local healthcare union extend a bill proven bad for patients' health?

  • News

    April 9, 2008
  • Blogs

    January 21, 2008
  • Blogs

    June 26, 2007
  • News

    August 16, 2006

    The Darthies

    The SF Weekly Noble Villain Awards. And the winner is ... you!

  • News

    July 27, 2005

    Onward, Christian Lawyers

    Why lawsuits filed by anti-abortion activists may be a blessing in disguise for the California stem cell institute

  • News

    April 27, 2005

    The Politics of Cynicism

    SEIU lobbies for nursing home chains. Clint Reilly vs. Jack Davis, redux. Kerry raises money for Reilly's wife. Fabulous. Absolutely Fabulous.

  • News

    June 30, 2004

    Partners in Slime

    The California service employees' union and the nursing home industry join forces to increase corporate profit, grow union membership, and sell out abused nursing home patients

  • News

    June 2, 2004

    Bioscience Warfare

    UC professor Tyrone Hayes found that a highly profitable weed killer causes sexual abnormalities in frogs. Then he found out how nasty a biotech multinational can be.

  • News

    August 7, 2002

    This Is Your Sport, on Dope

    State Sen. Don Perata's bill on drug testing for pro athletes isn't nearly tough enough on doped-up athletes or their enablers

  • News

    March 27, 2002

    Staying Alive

    An AIDS vaccine should be our government's highest priority. So why is one researcher forced to seek funding from the War on Terrorism?

  • News

    August 15, 2001

    Hospital, Heal Thyself

    The rebuilding of the Laguna Honda nursing home is already three years behind schedule and millions over budget -- and the final plans aren't even finished yet

  • News

    June 7, 2000

    South to the Future

    For Baby Boomers, the Doctor Is in ... the Bathroom

  • News

    May 10, 2000

    Bitter Medicine

    How Naiveté, greed, and the new new thing brought Brown & Toland, San Francisco's largest doctors' group, to the verge of bankruptcy

  • News

    February 9, 2000

    Genes Without Frontiers

    The so-called gene chip could revolutionize the way we treat cancer patients. That is, if biotech firms don't keep it out of doctors' hands.

  • News

    September 8, 1999

    Dirty Laundry

    Literally and figuratively, the UCSF-Stanford hospital merger gets fouler every day

  • News

    July 14, 1999

    Sticking Point

    An AIDS vaccine designed by renowned researcher Don Francis is in final testing. The Plague could be over - but the gay and scientific establishments are utterly unenthused.

  • News

    June 30, 1999

    Science of the Lambs

    Buying Dolly the duplicated sheep has brought researchers at the Bay Area's Geron Corp. to the threshold of remarkable frontiers in transplants and cloning. Do we want to follow their lead?

  • News

    May 12, 1999

    Drug Warfare

    A Marin pharmacist sticks up for the little guys, and gets run over

  • News

    March 18, 1998
  • News

    January 21, 1998

    Sutter's Empire Strikes Back

    Two lawsuits allege conflict of interest, sharp dealing

  • News

    January 21, 1998

    Sutter's Giant Sucking Sound

    Sutter Health, which owns one of California's largest hospital empires, is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charity. Critics wonder why Sutter dispenses so little charity, and vacuums so much profit, from the hospitals it acquires.

  • Calendar

    September 17, 1997
  • News

    September 10, 1997
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    September 3, 1997
  • News

    May 14, 1997

    Unhealthy Debate

    There's a new and nasty labor-management war. Health care is the battlefield. San Francisco is the front line.

  • News

    March 19, 1997

    Temperature Rising

    The UCSF-Stanford merger goes under a (symbolic) gun

  • News

    January 29, 1997

    Pinstriped Medicine

    How the UCSF-Stanford hospital merger foreshadows the new -- and sometimes frightening -- world of health care

  • Calendar

    September 18, 1996
  • News

    August 28, 1996
  • News

    July 3, 1996

    A Wasting of Time

    An existing drug offers hope for AIDS wasting syndrome -- if you can get it

  • News

    May 1, 1996

    In Sickness and in Wealth

    It's merge or be merged out for teaching hospitals like Stanford's and UCSF's

  • News

    September 20, 1995
  • News

    September 6, 1995

    Topic of Cancer

    South San Francisco biotech firm Genentech just says no to women battling breast cancer

  • News

    August 16, 1995

    As They Lay Dying

    Breast cancer activists rage at Genentech for withholding an experimental drug

  • News

    July 19, 1995
  • News

    May 17, 1995

    Why Medi-Cal Makes Doctors Sick

    Money, paperwork and stigma

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