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Pharmaceutical Companies Are Luring Mexicans Across the U.S. Border to Donate Blood Plasma

Every week, thousands of Mexicans cross the border into the U.S. on temporary visas to sell their blood plasma to profit-making pharmaceutical companies that lure them with Facebook ads and colorful flyers promising hefty cash rewards. The donors, including some who say the payments are their only income, may take home up to $400 a […]

No Evidence That ‘Death With Dignity’ Acts Disproportionately Impact Disadvantaged Patients

An analysis of two U.S. states[1] finds evidence that poor, uninsured patients are not being targeted disproportionately by medical aid in dying (MAID) legislation. This retrospective observational cohort study reviewed a combined 28 years of data on MAID from 2 states (Oregon and Washington). Policymakers and researchers have some concerns that MAID could be used […]