Although stories about reproductive health and politicization of science have made headlines recently, stories of how these problems are solved are less often told. On August 31, 2005 I resigned my position as assistant commissioner for womens health at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) because the agency was not allowed to make its decisions based on the science or in the best interests of the publics health. While my resignation was widely covered by the media, it would have been a hollow gesture were there not leaders in Congress who stepped in and demanded more accountability from the FDA.
have been working to improve health care for women and families in the United States for nearly 20 years. In 2000, I became the director of womens health for the FDA. I was rather quietly doing my job when the debate began in 2003 over whether or not emergency contraception should be provided over the counter (OTC). As a scientist, I knew the facts showed that this medication, which can be used after a rape or other emergency situations, prevents an unwanted pregnancy. It does not cause an abortion, but can help prevent the need for one. But it only works if used within 72 hours, and sooner is even better. Since it is completely safe, and many women find it impossible to get a doctors appointment within two to three days, making emergency contraception available to women without a prescription was simply the right thing to do. As an FDA employee, I knew it should have been a routine approval within the agency.
more here: https://rewire.news/article/2016/08/24/hillary-clinton-played-critical-role-making-emergency-contraception-accessible/
there's a party happening in the lounge.
be there, or be square
Like Clinton, Trump has released minimal of information, most notably in the form of a December 2015 letter of a few paragraphs from his personal physician, a gastroenterologist, that described his blood pressure and lab results as "astonishingly excellent" while suggesting a President Trump would be the "healthiest individual ever elected."
Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN's chief medical correspondent, found much of that language surprising and, in some cases, almost comically lacking in objective data.
"I don't even know what to make of this letter," he told CNN's Ashleigh Banfield on Tuesday. "Whether you are a doctor or not, that degree of hyperbole and these words being used is very unusual. People don't write like that. ... 'Strength and stamina are extraordinary' -- what does that mean, exactly?"
Neither the Trump campaign nor Dr. Harold Bornstein, his physician, responded to requests for comment.
It's about damn time that someone in the media brought up that ridiculous doctor note that tiny hands forged. Thank you Dr. Sanjay.
Hillary is on the way.
Tuesday night, top Clinton aide Jake Sullivan will appear at a field office opening in Salt Lake City, according to the campaign.
I had to have my blood drawn this morning. I sure hope all my results show only positive results,
Theyre real fights that matter to your lives. Youre out there every day doing something about them. And learning from your efforts will make me a better president.
So, I want you to know that I see you.
I see you making the drive to a clinic 200 miles away.
I see you dropping your daughter off at daycare so you can make it to class on time.
I see you making the case to your boss for a long-overdue raise, even though you may worry about speaking up for what you deserve.
Ana Navarro, a prominent Republican activist who backed former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush in the primaries, blasted Donald Trump as a racist on Monday, brushing aside reports of the Republican presidential nominee's outreach efforts over the weekend to Hispanic voters.
I can very much look into the camera and say, I believe Donald Trump is a racist. You don't get to make textbook racist remarks for a year and not be a racist. You don't get to make textbook sexist remarks for a year and not be a misogynist, Navarro said on CNN, where she is a regular commentator.
Speaking with Jesus Marquez, a Las Vegas radio commentator who attended Trump's meeting with the National Hispanic Advisory Council for Trump, she downplayed any reports of him softening on immigration issues, noting that Trump burned those bridges with Hispanics a long time ago. To me, he is a disgusting human being. I'm glad you guys are having an open conversation with him, she said to Marquez. I hope he takes your advice.
Tiny hands has spent a year insulting every demographic except white men. There is no pivot that could put lipstick on this pig.
Forget they're hiding
peace and nighty night.