Playing with the Band

New York Times, January 12, 2011. Diana Zuckerman, NCHR President, weighs in on the debate about gastric lap bands, a surgery to help patients lose weight.

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The Effects of a Controversial Cancer Drug

Washington Post, Letters to the Editor, August 22, 2010. Research shows that breast cancer patients taking Avastin don’t live as long and they have more serious side effects than patients taking placebo. That is why Avastin should not be used for breast cancer, even if it were free.

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‘Female Viagra’ Results Don’t Excite

Rodale, June 2010. The wonder pink pill that was supposed to do for women what Viagra has done for men…well…”It doesn’t work,” says Diana Zuckerman, PhD, president of the National Center for Health Research.

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Is There a Youth Violence Epidemic?

Youth Today, November 1999 – November 2004. Berkeley professor Franklin Zimring concludes that youth crime is not increasing, and that punitive public policies are based on fears rather than facts.

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