FDA Told U.S. Drug System Is Broken – washingtonpost.com


The federal system for approving and regulating drugs is in serious disrepair, and a host of dramatic changes are needed to fix the problem, a blue-ribbon panel of government advisers concluded yesterday in a long-awaited report.

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The increasing number of uninsured patients is also a major problem that limits access to care. "We have an epidemic on our hands," Schoen said. "The number of uninsured is up 6 million over the last five years. The number of states with 23 percent uninsured is now 12, up from four just five years ago. This is moving across the country, and is getting worse every year."

According to the PEW Hispanic Center (quoting from U.S. Census and DOL statistics) Undocumented Residents (Illegal Aliens) living in the United States are somewhere around 11 million*. You think there might be some correlation?

*http://pewhispanic.org/reports/report.php?ReportID…

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Talking about ‘Star Wars’: What it felt like the first time – Star Wars – MSNBC.com


I was 15 when Star Wars frist hit the big screen, and already a HUGE sci-fi fan. I remember the excruciating wait for the 7 months before it was released, and (way before the Internet) getting every magazine that even hinted info.

A couple of my friends (all of us were total geeks) dressed up in Star Trek garb, somehow thinking it would make the experience even better… but there was nothing that could prepare us for that first space battle scene. It rocked our world.

In all, I went to 13 theater showings that first year. It exceeded every expectation, and literally made that year bearable. Thanks George!

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‘Star Wars’: What it felt like the first time – Star Wars – MSNBC.com