Protesters took to the street earlier this month shouting “Greed Kills” [video] as the beleaguered Gilead Sciences continues to fight public sentiment and this lawsuit (alleging that gentler, secondary generations of HIV drugs were held off the market so the company could milk its tenofovir (TAF) patent and protect it from generic competition.) Our California colleagues at IPCN, are watching the suit closely:
Monday starts Men’s Health week and, in an effort to be diligent, I started doing some research on the state of men’s health. After a short diversion into the 5 worst things to drink before a workout (I bet you know what number 3 is) in Men’s Health magazine, what I learned shocked me. The stronger sex? Not so much. On average, men today live five years less than women and die at a higher rate than women from the top ten causes of death, according to the CDC. Maybe it’s because women are more likely to go to the doctor? C’mon guys. Check out and share this list of health screenings men 40-64 should not overlook.
Here are few stories we came across this week that you might find interesting: