Thursday, May 11, 2000

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  • The Politics of Cancer

    Last week, the pharmaceutical maker Genentech, Inc. warned doctors that the breast cancer drug Herceptin is linked to 15 deaths and dozens of other adverse reactions in patients. The company sent a letter out to doctors last week saying these adverse effects include allergic shock and extreme respiratory distress. An estimated 23,000 patients have received Herceptin.

  • A Journalist Reports From the Battlefields of Africa

    Pro-government forces and United Nations peacekeepers in Sierra Leone rushed to bolster the capital’s defenses today as civilians poured into Freetown ahead of advancing rebels.