Inconclusive study on DDT has potentially mortal consequences

Jasson Urbach | 15 May 2007 | Health Policy Unit

The latest attack on DDT for indoor residual spraying purposes merely amounts to yet another smear campaign. Nowhere does the paper acknowledge the millions of lives that it has help to save and finds inconclusive evidence that DDT is harmful to human reproductive health.

Medicine tariffs: how they cost lives

Richard Tren | 10 Aug 2006 | Business Day (South Africa)

A new study published by the American Enterprise Institute calls for an end to tariffs on medicines and to the corruption that often accompanies them.

Remove Medical Tariffs

Roger Bate & James Driscoll | 27 Feb 2006 | Wall Street Journal Asia

Anyone in Asia who cares about the health of the world's poor should warmly endorse the proposal to remove import tariffs on essential medicines that is being tabled at the World Trade Organization today by the U.S., Singaporean and Swiss governments.

Vaccine Vacancy

Jennifer Zambone | 15 Oct 2004 | National Review Online

Malaria-vaccine research is good — but we need to help the dying, now.

Day -- After Day After Day After Day -- of the Locusts

Richard Tren | 17 Sep 2004 | TCS Daily

The direct result of not using Dieldrin is that Sahelian Africa is experiencing the worst locust plague in 15 years. Dieldrin, like DDT, should only be used in restricted ways -- primarily controlling swarming locusts. Unfortunately under the POPs Convention ratified this year, it is no longer available to the blighted African nations of the Sahel.

Saving Lives Today and Tomorrow

Roger Bate | 01 Apr 2003 | Africa Fighting Malaria

This paper analyses trends in drug development using data from the drug industry association, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA).