Racist Political Parties, and Other Links

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  1. Buster says:

    Drugs can have good side effects.

    The ED drug, Viagra, was initially tested on angina. Men who were part of the clinical trial noticed a curious side effect. This effect was so pronounced, that some of the test subjects refused to give back their supply of remaining pills once the clinical trial failed to produce a drug effective at treating angina.

  2. Studebaker says:

    NCPA Senior Fellow, Phil Porter: The GOP convention won’t boost local income or employment.

    Porter is correct. Backers of these civic initiatives always know which consultancy to turn to in order to get the desired result. A consultant that produced a $1 million report that said the London Olympics, for example, would produce a net economic affect that about equals the cost (but redistributes taxpayer funds to merchants) would never get another contract to produce an economic report.

  3. Chuck says:

    In current U.S. politcs, racism is more about the morality/decency of a person, not the political party they support or oppose.

  4. Kyle says:

    Buster, the VA uses a drug to control nightmares that was initially prescribed as a particularly ineffective blood pressure medication.

  5. Samson says:

    Interesting article on how computers may give new life to old medicines.

  6. Otis says:

    I’ve always wondered about the effect that mega-events have on locals who are displaced by those events.

  7. Dayana Osuna says:

    Drugs can have good side effects.

    This sounds like an excellent opportunity for researchers to concentrate their attention towards generating the right combination of components to develop safe drugs, and at the same time save billions of health care dollars used to manufacture drugs that fail. It almost seems like a win-win situation for everyone.

  8. Corey says:

    I’m interested if geographic location has any impact on racism

  9. Cindy says:

    @Corey, I’m right there with you. And I’m almost positive it does!

  10. Mandy says:

    So here is the case of medications meant to treat a specific condition, but end up treating something completely different. Not necessarily causing any negative consequences, but they are just not doing what they were meant to do. Interesting!

    How about the case of good medications that backfire? Some of the most common being migraine medications, descongentant nasal sprays, common pain relievers for headaches, diabetes drugs, antidepresants and anxiety drugs, etc., which for one reason or another end up doing more harm than not. Whether taking them correctly or not, some of these make symptoms worst. Quite worrisome!