Tuesday, 30 August 2016

As cost of EpiPen soars, what are the ethics of drug pricing?

Amidst national outrage over the steep cost hike of a potentially life-saving drug, questions have been raised about the market ethics of drug pricing.

There are “a lot of factors” behind price increases in the prescription drug market, Dr. Jack Hoadley, a health policy analyst and researcher at Georgetown University, told CNA. Thus, it’s hard to attribute the 400 percent rise in cost of the EpiPen to one particular cause, he said.

However, if Mylan – the manufacturer of the EpiPen – was simply “taking advantage of a partial monopoly,” he continued, then one “could raise the question” about the ethics of the cost increases.

The EpiPen is an injection device used on a patient whose allergic reaction has become a medical emergency. Some 3.6 million Americans were prescribed an EpiPen last year, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

In Iraq, Nigeria and now Turkey, child bombers strike

The boy looked scared and younger than 16 when Iraqi police grabbed him on the street in the northern city of Kirkuk. Pulling off his shirt, they found a two-kilogramme bomb strapped to his skinny frame.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Mother willing to go to jail in fight for sexual relationship with son

A woman and her son living in New Mexico are fighting in the courts for what they call a “right” to have a sexual relationship.

Thirty-six-year-old Monica Mares and her son, Caleb Peterson, 19, of Clovis, New Mexico, were separated after Peterson was born when she gave him up for adoption, but say they “fell in love” after they were reunited earlier this year and Peterson moved in with his mother.

They claim they have an orientation called “Genetic Sexual Attraction” (GSA) and want to “raise awareness about it.”

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

How to Seduce

This piece is intended to analyse and explain in relative terms the rudiments of seduction as it concerns man in general, so that whenever someone is leading you through the hide-and-seek path, you would be able to recognise the spell, and thereafter decide whether to follow or not.

Regrettably, whenever the issue of seduction is mentioned, most people understand it as a characteristic of the female folks. That is not so, seduction takes place among all classes and calibres of people--between male and female, male and male or female and female; and it is not limited within the periphery of a romantic/sexual relationship, but pervades the entire fabric of human relationship in general.