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  • Mixed Signals on Substance Abuse at San Diego State

    Following the repercussions of an undercover police drug raid in 2008, San Diego State crime statistics took an interesting turn. After the peak six years ago, the amount of alcohol-related incidents (DUI, Drunk and Disorderly, MIP, and more) steadily dropped, while the amount of students requiring medical transports for alcohol- or drug-related conditions skyrocketed. Madison Hopkins and Leonardo Castaneda, two editors at San Diego State's independent student newspaper, The Daily Aztec, investigated the reasoning behind this trend and what it meant for students.
  • Testing, Testing

    West magazine found that in the last few years, opportunities for potential human volunteers for therapy and drug trials have boomed. Yet, simultaneously, Americans have also taken more responsibility for their health care.
  • The Shame of Medical Research

    American medical researchers increasingly are conducting AIDS research in third world countries and arguably violating international standards of experimentation such as the Helsinki Declaration. Countries in which clinical trials are now conducted are often too poor to pay for the medicines that are successfully tested, and the people recruited for those trials very seldom get the medical care participants in trials in prosperous countries can expect.
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    Rolling Stone describes the search for the cure for AIDSs, in particular the problems facing scientists and roadblocks they have either cleared or tripped over in the past; article indicates that political will and funding is no longer as much of a problem, but that science has been unable to find the cure, April 7, 1994.
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    Fairfax (Va.) Journal reports on a doctor who convinced AIDS patients that he had discovered a cure, which consisted of giving the patients herbs and doses of vitamin C; finds that his patients, by not taking AZT, died earlier than they would have had they taken the drug, 1991.
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    Atlantic Monthly shows how people who are gravely ill can get access to new prescription and breakthrough drugs more quickly than the ordinary FDA testing procedure; this is a result of AIDS activists' pressure regarding AZT, January 1991.
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    New Republic introduces the players involved in an effort to speed up the FDA's drug approval process; outlines the regulatory process and explains why experimental drugs for HIV carriers are hard to obtain, Feb. 13, 1989.