The feds see no evil as a belligerent strongman seeks control of America's food supply
Courtesy Maran Wolston.Maran Wolston developed symptoms of MS in 2006.For Maran Wolston, learning she had developed Multiple Sclerosis was frightening enough. But the treatment was a horror in itself. Wolston, a Ph.D candidate at the University of Minnesota, believes she received years of questi ... More >>
Last week in our cover story, Achilles Heel, we wrote about a man whose Achilles tendon ruptured after he took the antibiotic Levaquin.Now, the drug makers are on trial in Minneapolis in federal court. The central issue in the trial, which began this morning, is whether drug maker Johnson & ... More >>
Was it too lucrative for its makers to warn patients?
Courtesy Mary WeissMarkingson committed suicide in 2004 while enrolled in a study through the U of M.The University of Minnesota's Board of Regents will not organize an independent investigation into the events surrounding Dan Markingson's 2004 suicide, according to a letter signed by Regents ... More >>
Is U of M department of psychiatry chair in the pocket of AstraZeneca?
Courtesy Mary WeissMarkingson committed suicide in 2004 while enrolled in an experimental study at the U of M.University of Minnesota counsel Mark Rotenberg will meet with the Board of Regents to discuss a letter requesting an independent investigation into events surrounding Dan Markingson's ... More >>
Is medical research at the U of M compromised?
Photo: Minnesota SenateMore bad news for ChaudharyFirst, the DFL withdraws its endorsement of state Sen. Satveer Chaudhary over his fishy environmental measure protecting a lake by his cabin up north. Now he's in more hot water. The Duluth News Tribune is out with a story this morning repor ... More >>
Are you for or against genetically-modified foods? Read this NYT article and see if you still feel the same way.
Getting laid off doesn't mean you have to stop getting laid. Pfizer is offering customers that have had their drug prescriptions for more than three months to get the drugs for free up to one year if they lost their jobs this year.
American women get the breast cancer; American business gets the profits
Republicans learn to love imported Canadian drugs
Margaret Atwood's new novel engineers a twisted future
Can Minnesota rein in prescription costs?
Questioning childhood vaccinations: It's not just for paranoiacs anymore
The AIDS drug Ziagen has brought healthy windfalls to the University of Minnesota and GlaxoSmithKline. But it isn't doing anything at all for the millions who are dying of the disease in Africa.